9 Utah police officers disciplined for misconduct

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SANDY — Nine police officers in Utah faced discipline for allegations of misconduct Wednesday.

At its quarterly meeting, the Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training Council voted for various punishment ranging from a letter of warning to revocation of officers’ badges.

Among the police officers disciplined by POST for misconduct are:

  • Christopher Smith, a former Utah Department of Natural Resources officer and part-time Hurricane police officer, received a three year suspension after POST said he engaged in numerous instances of sexual conduct on duty with a fellow employee. Smith appeared before the POST Council and apologized.
  • Amber Kay Steele, a former St. George police officer, had her badge revoked after POST alleged she was involved in a domestic violence-related assault. After being booked for the assault and intoxication, POST investigators said she was released from jail and went home in violation of a no-contact order.

Read the full story at Fox13Now.com.

Written by BEN WINSLOW, Fox13Now.com.

Copyright 2017, KSTU. A Tribune broadcasting station.


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  • radioviking June 9, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Why is there not a list of all 9 officers AND their pictures? It seems like the news is reluctant to bring officers any shame for their shameful behavior but if civilians commit crimes, their pictures and details are thrown out to the public to shame them. Why are the officers not being shamed like everyone else is?

  • Mike P. June 9, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Yeah, kinda skipped over this one, huh? Even law enforcement officers can slip on a rock while walking on water.

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