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(KSL News) Salt Lake County District Attorney Lohra Miller today filed charges against Joseph Corbett, a Taylorsville police officer involved in a fatal automobile accident on February 7. Officer Corbett is charged with one Class A misdemeanor count of negligent homicide, based upon the facts as stated in the attached court filing.
"Charges against a police officer are never approached lightly," said District Attorney Miller. "Every day, officers put their lives on the line, and they should be commended for that devotion. However, after much deliberation and counsel, I agree that this case rises to a criminal level and should be prosecuted."
The charges were filed following an extensive investigation involving members of several law enforcement agencies as well as members of the district attorney's investigative unit and team prosecutors. Deputy District Attorneys Christopher Bown and Sandi Johnson are the lead prosecutors in the case.
Documents filed with the court are attached.
(Taken from a press release issued from the Office of the District Attorney.)