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Report: Jail guard was upset attorney knew of inmate death

Report: Jail guard was upset attorney knew of inmate death

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) — An internal affairs report says a jail officer in Utah's Davis County complained that someone reported to the county attorney that an inmate had died in a cell last December.

The report obtained under a public records request by the Standard-Examiner says a Davis County prosecutor's investigator in February documented a phone call in which jail Lt. Kenny Hammon referred to a "snitch" in the jail.

The report says Hammon was upset that a supervisor yelled at him for becoming involved in a Weber County sheriff's office investigation of the death of 28-year-old Heather Miller.

Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings told the newspaper his office is investigating the internal affairs report.

The Utah Attorney General's Office has determined that Miller's injuries were not the result of criminal conduct.

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