- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Latest on an investigation into a 2014 police body camera video showing an officer striking a woman in the face (all times local):

5:20 p.m.

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill says the city prosecutor’s office knew two years ago about what he calls a “disturbing” police body camera video made public this week but failed to let police know due to a communication breakdown.

Gill only recently took over oversight of that office, but retraced what happened after the video became public Tuesday.

Gill’s office is investigating and considering criminal charges against the now-retired police officer seen in the October 2014 video. Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown made Gill aware Tuesday night. Police are doing a separate internal investigation of the incident.

The video shows the officer striking a woman in the face and yelling expletives at her with her young daughter watching. She was being arrested for public intoxication and charged, but it was dismissed.

Michelle L. Diamond, a former city prosecutor who worked on the case, told The Associated Press that she was sickened by the video and asked her supervisors to let police know. She doesn’t know what happened after that.

Diamond, now a private attorney, says the charges were dropped because the officer failed to show for the evidentiary hearing.

12:55 p.m.

Salt Lake City police are investigating a 2014 incident in which an officer is shown on body camera video striking a woman and yelling expletives at her with her young daughter watching.

Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown said Tuesday at a news conference the actions are abhorrent. In addition to an internal review, he’s made the district attorney aware for possible criminal charges.

Brown says he became aware of the video Tuesday after the woman’s attorney released the video, which her daughter posted online.

KSL-TV first reported the story.

Brown says 43-year-old Michelle Anderson was being arrested in October 2014 for public intoxication. The officer says the woman spit on him.

Online court records show Anderson was charged with public intoxication and for spitting at the officer, but those were dismissed.

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