- Associated Press - Saturday, January 23, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A former nurse is suing the investigator who he says wrongfully arrested him in a rape case on charges that were later dismissed.

Joshua Platte Shumway’s lawsuit was filed Wednesday naming Detective Peter Butcher, five unidentified police officers and the city of Roosevelt.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages for wrongful arrest and imprisonment, and the detective’s use of their shared membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to coerce a confession.

Shumway had been charged in a woman’s rape at the Uintah Basin Medical Center. The case was dismissed after a judge ruled out Shumway’s statements, citing coercion and manipulation.

A prosecutor told the Deseret News that the case was dismissed on a technicality.

The Salt Lake Tribune could not reach Roosevelt police for comment Friday.



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