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Police chief orders new probe of explicit-photo allegations

Lauren McCluskey
Steve C. Wilson / University of Utah
Lauren McCluskey

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The chief of the University of Utah police department is ordering a new, outside investigation into allegations that an officer showed off explicit photos of a woman reporting she was being extorted by a man she had dated, shortly before he killed her.

The review from Chief Rodney Chatman comes after the Salt Lake Tribune unearthed the new allegations in the 2018 death of track athlete Lauren McCluskey.

University officials said an internal probe found that the officer, Miguel Deras, had shown the photos briefly in a professional context, but unnamed officers who spoke to the Tribune said he “bragged” about having the images.  

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