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Investigation Complete Into Homeless Woman Dropped Off by Officers

Investigation Complete Into Homeless Woman Dropped Off by Officers



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The investigation is complete into two Beaver County deputies who dumped a deaf, homeless woman at a gas station across the county line.

Beaver County Sheriff Kenneth Yardley declined to release a copy of the report but said neither officer faces discipline. However, he talked with his staff about the incident so it won't happen again.

In May, a deputy and a county corrections officer drove 39-year-old Michelle Bradford into Millard County and left her at a gas station in Cove Fort. Bradford is deaf and can't speak.

While Yardley condemns his officers' action, he said the incident highlights the problems rural counties have with the homeless and disabled.

Officials at the Disability Law Center says they'll provide a disability sensitivity training session to the Sheriff's Office on August 16th.

Bradford's current whereabouts are unknown.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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