Prosecution of Cases Involving Former UHP Officer Suspended

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Prosecution of Cases Involving Former UHP Officer Suspended

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Photo Courtesy: Gephardt Daily 2015

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – May 12, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) — The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office is immediately suspending the prosecution of cases involving former Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Neil Green.  The District Attorney’s Office is suspending the prosecution of those cases to determine the propriety of maintaining or pursuing the prosecution of those cases after becoming aware of concerns related to Trooper Green’s credibility as a peace officer.

Based upon information provided by the Utah Highway Patrol regarding Trooper Green’s credibility, the District Attorney’s Office has determined that it cannot prosecute cases where Trooper Green is the sole and exclusive source of the material evidence in the case.  In cases where the evidence was provided by a source independent of Trooper Green, the District Attorney’s Office will decide whether to pursue each case on a case by case basis.

This inquiry was initiated after Trooper Green failed to appear at a trial he was subpoenaed to attend last month.  In investigating his absence, the District Attorney’s Office became aware that Trooper Green resigned from the Utah Highway Patrol on April 3, 2014. Upon further investigation, the District Attorney’s Office learned that Trooper Green resigned after the Utah Highway Patrol was informed of concerns related to his credibility in his work as a peace officer.

If anyone has any further information about their interaction with Trooper Green, they are directed to contact Lt. Craig Hicken at the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office.


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