SALT LAKE CITY -- A federal judge in Utah says he doesn't believe a former Salt Lake County district attorney conspired to clear police in on-duty shooting cases.
U.S. District Judge Dee Benson said Wednesday that attorney Aaron Prisbrey doesn't have the facts to prove former prosecutor Lohra Miller covered up facts and violated protocols to protect police.
Prisbey represents Wade Pennington's family. He was shot and killed by South Jordan police in May 2009.
Attorney Dan Larsen represents police Sgt. Michael Leary. He calls Prisbey's claim fiction.
The Deseret News reports that Pennington's family seeks at least $1 million in wrongful death damages from West Jordan, South Jordan, police, Miller and Leary.
West Jordan police and the county attorney's office determined South Jordan police officer Jared Nichols acted lawfully when he shot Pennington.