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San Juan sheriff to remain on duty despite felony charge

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  • goodnight-goodluck S.L.C., UT
    May 24, 2017 12:53 p.m.

    So the Question of the day becomes at least for a group of former law enforcement officers over breakfast. Where is P.O.S.T. Council on this. Yes Peace Officer Standards and Training. Where are the standards? A Summit County Deputy Sheriff was arrested for DUI a Class 'B" misdemeanor and P.O.S.T suspended him immediately. No Peace officer authority no ability to work. He was subsequently found NOT GUILTY, but the P.O.S.T. Suspension was not lifted and he is still not allowed to return to work...

    What does this have to do with that? Well you have a Sheriff, his Chief Deputy, and his Range/Training officer all having been charged by the Utah Attorney General with multiple FELONIES each, not 'B' Misdemeanors FELONIES. What has issued forth from P.O.S.T.? NOTHING... PURE SILENCE...
    So back to the question of the day, ARE THERE ANY STANDARDS OF CONDUCT FOR Utah Peace Officers, or NOT?

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    May 15, 2017 10:07 p.m.

    This does not give me confidence that the residents (and law enforcement especially) are capable of handling Bears Ears.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    May 15, 2017 8:42 p.m.

    Welcome to the wonder world of Southeastern Utah.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    May 15, 2017 6:28 p.m.

    ""The board believes that placing these officers on administrative leave at this time would create an undue public safety risk for county residents."

    Sounds like these guys ARE an undue public safety risk for county residents.

  • So. Cal Reader San Diego, CA
    May 15, 2017 5:42 p.m.

    This is a poorly written article. I have to read 5 paragraphs to finally find out what charges were filed. Also, at the end it states, "the attorney general's office had finished its investigation and found no allegation of wrongdoing, according to the charges." If no allegations were found, why were charges filed in the first place? The "County commissioners" can file charges, rather than a prosecutorial agency? Very confusing article.

  • mcclark Salt Lake City, UT
    May 15, 2017 4:27 p.m.

    I would not like someone facing felony charges to come to my house to investigate a crime. The Feds have nothing to do with this, the charges were brought by Reyes, not exactly a raving lib.

  • libertyflag universal city, TX
    May 15, 2017 4:09 p.m.

    Innocent till proven guilty!

  • Gpagentry Orem, UT
    May 15, 2017 4:05 p.m.

    The problem is that the state and federal government is trying anything they can to railroad San Juan County government.

  • stevo123 Driggs, ID
    May 15, 2017 3:48 p.m.

    There is something fundamentally wrong with this.

  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    May 15, 2017 3:41 p.m.

    And Sean Reyes the Utah Attorney General is OK with them remaining on duty??