University of Utah Police Chief Cleared in State Investigation

The University of Utah police chief Rodney Chatman has been cleared in a six-month state investigation, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

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Chatman will not face charges after accusations against him of improperly carrying a gun and badge before being certified to do so in Utah.

The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office wrote in a letter that it will not prosecute Chatman “due to the absence of any evidence” of misconduct.

Chatman was the police chief selected to oversee University of Utah police department reforms following the murder of student-athlete Lauren McCluskey.

He has been on administrative leave since Dec. 10.

“The university has received this notice,” said university spokesman Chris Nelson. “Chief Chatman remains on leave until we determine next steps.”