IRON COUNTY (News4Utah) – Following an officer-involved shooting in June, Enoch City police say its officer’s actions were “within department policy.”
The Enoch City Use of Force Review Board came to the unanimous conclusion after its investigation into the June 28th shooting.
Enoch City Police Corporal Jeremy Dunn responded to call from Cedar City dispatch to help Parowan police on a burglary in progress at the T/A truck stop. After arriving and confronting two suspects, Corporal Dunn shot car burglary suspect Ivonne Casimiro twice in the right leg.
Body camera footage of the incident shows Casimiro had a screwdriver in her hand and she was not complying with Corporal Dunn’s commands, but she did not charge at him.
The Iron County Attorney’s Office released its findings of the shooting Monday. Iron County Attorney Scott Garrett said the use of force was “not legally justified,” but he also said Dunn would not face any criminal charges.
“Even though the shooting was not legally justified, the State would not be able to prove the requisite criminal intent for a criminal charge,” said Garrett in his report.
Enoch City said Tuesday Corporal Dunn remains on administrative leave until all relevant agencies have made their determinations about the incident.