SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City’s Police Civilian Review Board says two officers were “not within” departmental policy when they shot a teenager.
The panel’s findings, which contradict a Utah prosecutor’s assessment, were made available Friday.
Police responded Feb. 27 to a fight between Abdullahi “Abdi” Mohamed and another man near a homeless shelter.
Authorities say officers Kory Checketts and Jordan Winegarshot shot Mohamed four times because they believed he was about to seriously injure or kill the man with a metal broom handle.
The report states the fight appeared to have calmed down.
However, the board did find that 18-year-old Mohamed failed to follow orders to drop the object.
The Somali refugee faces robbery and drug-related charges connected to that incident.
Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill says officers acted appropriately.