Police Chief Orders New Probe Of Explicit-Photo Allegations

Clay Curtis
May 22, 2020

Officer Miguel Deras on Tuesday denied the allegations unearthed by the Salt Lake Tribune, which quoted unnamed officers saying he had "bragged" about having the explicit images of track athlete Lauren McCluskey before her 2018 shooting death.

That happened over a year ago, and now it is it only came to light due to an ongoing investigation into the McCluskey case.

The state will open a new investigation into allegations that a University of Utah police officer showed off photos in an extortion case reported by a woman who was later killed, a case that has roiled the institution. He now works for the Logan Police, not too much.ar away from campus. McCluskey didn't know who was bribing her, but the unknown person was forcing her to pay them $1,000 for the images.

Personally, I hope that Deras, along with the other two officers who were aware of the photos on his phone and, therefore, allegedly of your inaction regarding your complaints, absolutely rotting in hell, it would be more than any of them deserve.

Lauren McCluskey, 21, went to an officer at the University of Utah to report that she was being blackmailed over explicit photos she'd taken of herself. 'I wish that Deras had used his time to arrest the man who was committing crimes against Lauren'.

Deras now works with the Logan Police Department.

She paid, then sent copies of the messages and the pictures to the campus police department as evidence.

The school's internal investigation, which was launched after the Tribune alerted administrators to the allegations, found that a photo of McCluskey was shared as part of a shift-change briefing, University Police Chief Rodney Chatman said in a statement.

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A tussle follows and the younger Mr McMichael appears to fire a gun at point blank range at Mr Arbery, who falls to the street. Gregory McMichael , a retired investigator for the local district attorney, told police he thought Arbery was a burglar.

It is the second investigation into the officer's actions that is known.

"Investigations are conducted in an impartial manner to respect the due process rights for those involved", Joe Dougherty, a spokesperson for Utah's Department of Public Safety, said. He quit the university police department after failing to follow procedures revamped in the wake of Lauren McCluskey's death.

McConkie, the McCluskeys' attorney, said at a news conference Monday that Deras should not be a Utah police officer.

But Rep. Andrew Stoddard, D-Sandy, said he wants to hold police accountable. Eventually, he fatally shot her in her auto and then turned the gun on himself.

On the morning of October 22, McCluskey called Deras to report that Rowland was trying to entice her out of her room.

Hours later, police discovered Rowland, by then the subject of a manhunt, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot inside a downtown Salt Lake City church.

McCluskey's parents have an ongoing lawsuit against the University.

The review flagged several issues with the university's handling of McCluskey's case, including that no officers checked Rowland's offender status, their contact with McCluskey was not face-to-face, and they were not sufficiently trained in responding to interpersonal violence.

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