Officials: Search of ex-AG's home followed the law

Officials: Search of ex-AG's home followed the law

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 18, 2014 at 5:51 p.m.


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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah authorities say officers followed protocol when they helped search the home search of a former Utah attorney general, but Mark Shurtleff says the raid terrorized his teenage children by pointing guns at them.

The officials told a legislative committee Wednesday the officers worked alongside FBI agents to carry out a search warrant against Shurtleff on June 2.

State Bureau of Investigation director Maj. Brian Redd says agents entered the Sandy home in a criminal investigation of Shurtleff and his successor John Swallow.

Neither has been charged.

Agents also searched Swallow's home.

Shurtleff tells reporters the Utah Department of Public Safety is at fault for the "Dirty Harry" tactics because a DPS investigator initiated the warrant.

Utah Highway Patrol Col. Daniel Fuhr says the guns were drawn to protect officers.

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