Wellington Police Chief Rory Bradley (left), Carbon County Sheriff Jeff Wood (middle) and Carbon County Attorney Jeremy Humes (right) speak to media last week regarding the incident.
In relation to the investigation of the fatal altercation with a police officer last week in Wellington, the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office announced that it will be releasing body-worn camera footage from the incident in the near future.
The investigation stems from an incident on Sept. 10 where Bobby Duckworth was fatal injured in an altercation with a local police officer. The officer arrived to the Wellington location following a request to assist with Duckworth, age 26, who was suicidal at the time. The officer, who is employed as a reserve office for Wellington City and also works full time at another local agency, was not harmed in the altercation.
“A case of this magnitude is one of the most crucial for an agency to investigate thoroughly,” the Carbon County Sheriff’s office released in a statement on Tuesday. “We are obligated by law to release only accurate and fact-based information. To release information that is ‘opinion’ or ‘what we think’ is an injustice to the family of the deceased, Mr. Duckworth, the officer that was involved and the public.”
The case remains under active investigation by the CCSO, Emery County Sheriff’s Office, Price City Police Department and Carbon County Attorney’s Office.
“Once the investigation is thoroughly completed, the Carbon County Attorney’s Office will approve the release of the body-worn camera footage,” the CCSO shared. “Thank you for your patience as we provide the utmost integrity to this investigation.
Check back to ETV News for more information on the investigation as it made available.