- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah’s governor is reviewing the state’s probation and parole system after two men walked away from a state-run treatment center and later had violent encounters with police, including an officer’s fatal shooting.

Gov. Gary Herbert announced the review by his office during his monthly news conference on KUED-TV Thursday.

Herbert’s announcement comes days after police say a man who walked away from a Salt Lake City drug treatment center in January rammed a police car and led officers on a chase. The man was still missing Thursday.

Utah’s prison system said last week that communication breakdowns led the parole board to release another offender, Cory Lee Henderson, to that same treatment center in December instead of possibly sending him back to prison.

Henderson escaped from the same treatment center weeks before police say he killed an officer in January.



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