Review: Errors led to parole of man who later killed officer


SALT LAKE CITY — A series of communication breakdowns led a parole board to release a man to a drug treatment center where he later escaped and killed a police officer working overtime to pay for cancer treatments, the Utah Department of Corrections said Friday following an internal review.

The department vowed to take steps to ensure the problem doesn't happen again — including requiring that probation and parole supervisors immediately log all details about arrests into an electronic system. Officials haven't decided if they will discipline those involved.

The internal investigation details missteps that led the state parole board to believe Cory Lee Henderson had been arrested in October only on a parole violation.


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