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Utah County Tightens Limits on Sheriff's Deputies

Utah County Tightens Limits on Sheriff's Deputies

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Utah County has adopted new limits on what off-duty sheriff's deputies can do.

Under the new rules, they can no longer make an arrest if they are personally involved, another on-duty officer is present or there's an immediate need to prevent a crime or apprehend someone.

They're also are asked not to enforce minor violations of traffic laws, disorderly conduct and nuisance offenses. Instead, off-duty deputies are directed to report criminal activities to on-duty law officers.

The new rules were passed yesterday. Officials say they came down after several incidents over the past six months in which off-duty deputies improperly involved themselves in disputes.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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