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New Logan police chief confirmed after delay

New Logan police chief confirmed after delay



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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- The Logan Municipal Council has confirmed Gary Jensen as the city's new police chief.

Logan Mayor Randy Watts appointed Jensen as chief late last month. The council confirmed him unanimously on Tuesday and he took the oath the same day.

The council's vote had been postponed after questions arose surrounding a 2007 video that surfaced on YouTube showing then-Vernal Police Chief Jensen giving his police nunchuks to a civilian, who then strikes another person with the person's consent.

While council members said they didn't have a problem with the video, questions and confusion developed over whether the Vernal City Council had seen the video and determined it was not a problem.

Jensen has said the video is doctored. But he also says it was a mistake to give the weapon to civilians.

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Information from: The Herald Journal

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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