08/21/2007

State clears Utah officer who scrapped with 70-year-old woman

By Erin Alberty
The Salt Lake Tribune 

OREM, Utah Investigators have vindicated an Orem police officer after he arrested a 70-year-old woman who was injured during a confrontation with him over her failure to water her lawn, according to a state review released Monday.

In the report, the Utah Department of Public Safety found that Betty Perry resisted arrest July 6 and that "the injuries ... were a direct result of her stated intention to not cooperate with police officers."

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