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The Tribune’s whistle-blower alleged that at least one of the three detectives may have been falsifying call-back supplemental reports in order to appear to be closing more cases.
Russo has said that if the department’s probe finds any misconduct, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.
He also said Tuesday he now requires a supervisor to review cases before they are closed or suspended — a procedure that wasn’t in place before Russo joined the force.
The allegations against the sex/domestic violence unit are only the latest the department is tackling. In the past year, the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office dismissed more than 110 cases linked to the city’s now-defunct Neighborhood Narcotics Unit, which faced its own issues for mishandling evidence, illegally using GPS devices and keeping suspects’ property as trophies.
Russo said his department is dealing with any lingering issues that may arise, addressing them and moving forward.
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