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Saturday September 19, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT

Press Release

Statement Regarding Declination of Charges in July 2017 Shooting

Friday May 18, 2018

For Immediate Release

On May 18, 2018 the Department of Public Safety was notified by the Davis County Attorney’s Office of their decision to not file charges regarding the officer involved shooting on July 4, 2017 involving Sgt. Chamberlin Neff. We understand a thorough and independent investigation was completed by the Davis County Officer Involved Critical Incident Investigation Protocol Team led by Centerville Police Department.

The Utah Department of Public Safety’s Office of Professional Standards will be reviewing the findings of the external investigation along with conducting its own internal review, consistent with Department policy. Sgt. Neff is currently on paid administrative leave pending the Department’s internal investigation.

Throughout the external investigation, the Utah Department of Public Safety has cooperated with investigators from the Centerville Police Department and Davis County Attorney’s office.

Due to ongoing proceedings, our Department cannot provide further comment at this time.



Joe Dougherty
DPS Public Affairs Director
Department of Public Safety


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