Correction Officers Terminated, Lieutenant Resigns At Daggett County Jail

Correction Officers Terminated, Lieutenant Resigns At Daggett County Jail

DAGGETT COUNTY — On February 17, 2017, the Utah Department of Corrections (UDC) removed 80 state inmates from the Daggett County Jail as a result of an ongoing investigation of alleged misconduct by staff. Sheriff Jerry Jorgensen and Chief Deputy Chris Collett met with UDC officials on April 11th to discuss the findings of their investigation. As a result of the initial report, Daggett County terminated the employment of the two correction officers that were placed on leave at the beginning of the investigation in February. They also accepted the resignation of the jail commander.

As the investigation is still ongoing, there will not be any information released on the allegations at this time.

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