- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Criminal charges have been dismissed against a former small-town police chief accused of mishandling a domestic violence complaint against his brother.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2bQo5Zp ) that Adam Howard Jones had been charged with witness tampering and official misconduct in connection with the 2011 incident. Court records show prosecutors dropped the charges Monday, citing insufficient evidence.

The former Kamas police chief’s case had gone as far as the Utah Supreme Court, which revived the case in January after two lower court rulings tossed out the charges.

Prosecutors had argued that Jones could’ve prevented his brother from assaulting his girlfriend and her son one night if he’d reported allegations made hours earlier.

Jones’ attorney maintained that his client did everything possible after the woman declined to make a formal report.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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