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Officer receives 4-year suspension after Parowan shooting ruled not justified

By Cody Blowers, St. George News | Posted - Oct. 3, 2019 at 10:29 a.m.

ST. GEORGE — The policeman who shot a woman in the knee during a confrontation at a Parowan truck stop last year was suspended from working as a police officer after a council found he was not justified in using deadly force.

Enoch City Police Cpl. Jeremy Dunn’s license to work as a law enforcement officer was suspended for four years, according to a decision handed down by the Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) Council, held at the end of September.

The POST investigation also found a “sustained allegation” of aggravated assault, but formal charges have not been filed by either Enoch City nor Iron County.

Dunn was a seven-year veteran of the Enoch City Police Department when the incident took place, for which “his agency did not take action against him,” even though the criminal investigation into the shooting found it to be “unjustified.”

The incident in question occurred June 28, 2018, when Dunn responded to the truck stop at 1130 North 100 West, at the north end of Parowan, to assist another officer during a call reporting a vehicle burglary in progress involving multiple suspects.

Read the full article at St. George News.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story said a charge against Dunn had been dropped. It has been updated to clarify that formal charges have not been filed by either Enoch City nor Iron County.

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