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Criminal charges possible in accidental shooting

Criminal charges possible in accidental shooting



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Andrew Adams reportingWe could see criminal charges against the police chief who shot himself during a gun safety class.

An internal investigation found Riverdale Police Chief Dave Hansen broke multiple, key police safety policies.

He had a loaded gun and live ammo in a training scenario. And he didn't check the chamber of his gun when he was unloading it.

The Standard Examiner reports the Weber County attorney also is reviewing the case, and it's possible criminal charges could come at the end of that review.

Hansen is declining to comment on the shooting. The bullet entered his calf and exited near his ankle. He's expected to return to work next week.

E-mail: aadams@ksl.com

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