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Draper police lieutenant under investigation announces retirement

By Pat Reavy, KSL | Updated - Mar 22nd, 2019 @ 3:02pm | Posted - Mar 22nd, 2019 @ 12:40pm


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DRAPER — A lieutenant with the Draper Police Department has submitted his "notice of retirement" just days after he was placed on administrative leave.

Chad Carpenter, who was the face of the Draper Police Department for many years as its public information officer, was placed on administrative leave March 13 after the city received a complaint "regarding possible policy violations," according to a prepared statement from the city.

The incident is under investigation by both Draper police and the Unified Police Department, according to the statement. The investigation will continue despite Carpenter's retirement.

City spokeswoman Maridene Alexander said part of the investigation will be to also determine whether any criminal statutes were violated. Alexander did not say if the alleged policy violations occurred while Carpenter was on duty.

Unified police detective Ken Hansen said the case is "fairly new" and his department did not have any comment other than to say it is an "ongoing investigation."

Carpenter, who had been with Draper police since 2003, announced his retirement on Thursday.

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