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County Commission may Investigate Surveillance Request

County Commission may Investigate Surveillance Request



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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Utah County commissioners may looking into whether county policy was violated when County Attorney Kay Bryson got the sheriff's office to install county-owned surveillance equipment in the Salt Lake City condominium owned by his estranged wife and occupied by his son.

The equipment caught the prosecutor's wife, state Rep. Katherine Bryson, R-Orem, with another man.

"I can say the County Commission will probably be reviewing this in some context," County Commissioner Jerry Grover said Thursday.

Grover said he couldn't say who would investigate because it's a personnel issue.

In September, Katherine Bryson filed a complaint with the Salt Lake City Police Department against Utah County Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Harris, who installed the video surveillance equipment in the condominium at the request of Kay Bryson,

Kay Bryson said his son, Scott Bryson, thought someone may have broken into the condominium after he said he found some items that were "out of place."

Scott Bryson said Wednesday that he knew his mother was using his place for meetings and he talked with his father about installing the equipment. "She is telling him all these lies ... and I want to get to the bottom of this," he said.

Sheriff Jim Tracy said, "Nothing criminal, in my opinion (happened). We do this for lots of people throughout the year."

The Brysons have been involved in a bitter divorce. On Wednesday, a judge granted a motion dissolving the marriage. The divorce will be final after the judge signs the order, but the couple still needs to work out property issues.

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

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