Salt Like firefighter placed on leave after charges are filed against him

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A Salt Lake City firefighter has been placed on administrative leave and charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly trying to hide the identity of a friend who was wanted by police.

In May, firefighter Leonard Iverson responded to a traffic stop where his friend Tracy Eldredge had been arrested on multiple felony warrants and was trying to give police a false name.

Iverson told police they had the wrong man and convinced them to take the handcuffs off Eldredge.

Police eventually discovered Eldridge's true identity.

Iverson will be on leave until police complete their investigation.

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