- Associated Press - Friday, March 28, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Utah (AP) - A panel tasked with disciplining Utah police is handing down sanctions to 12 officers and two dispatchers.

Domestic violence, drunken driving and inappropriate texting with a high school boy are among the cases of misconduct considered Thursday by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council.

Former St. George school resource officer Brandon Haws had his license permanently revoked after telling the council he sent lewd photos to a 17-year-old high school student.

Haws, whose father died when he was 4 years old, was trying to help the boy whose own father was killed in a car accident, said Haws‘ attorney Lindsay Jarvis.

Haws, 34, says he and the boy exchanged text messages and communicated through social media but said he was not trying to start a sexual relationship with the teen.

The Deseret News reports (https://bit.ly/1rLJZvw ) the council also took away certification from William M. Barney, a former Utah County sheriff’s deputy, for having a sex with a woman who was on probation.

Cache Miller, a former Garfield County sheriff’s deputy, also had his certification revoked for two years for assaulting his wife in front of their children.

Former St. George police officer Rick B. Goulding had his certification suspended for three years for having sex while on duty.

An officer and a dispatcher each had their certifications suspended for 18 months for DUIs. They are Wayne County sheriff’s deputy Craig W. Brown and Unified Police Department dispatcher Chastity T. Corona.

Others were suspended for disorderly conduct, falsifying a police report and trespassing, among other offenses.


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