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Logan Police Officer Fired In Light Of New Information In The Lauren McCluskey Case

After reporting from The Salt Lake Tribune earlier this week confirmed that former University of Utah police officer Miguel Deras showed explicit photos of Lauren McCluskey to three of his male colleagues without a work-related purpose, Logan Police Cheif Gary Jensen announced Deras is no longer is working for his department. 

Deras began working at the Logan Police Department last September after he quit his employment at the University of Utah following his mishandling of Lauren’s McCluskey’s case. McCluskey, a University of Utah student, was murdered in Oct. 2018 by a man she briefly dated, after the University of Utah Police Department failed to correctly handle reports made by McCluskey. 

The press release issued around 4:40 p.m. on Friday states “Officer Miguel Deras’ employment with the Logan City Police Department has ended effective immediately. Deras,  a probationary employee, was released from employment after a thorough internal review of the recently completed Department of Public Safety investigation. The investigation concluded Deras mishandled sensitive evidence pertaining to the Lauren McCluskey extortion and subsequent homicide case while he was employed with the University of Utah Police Department.” 

The release states that the Logan City Police will not be making any further comment. 


Editor's Note: Miguel Deras's name was misspelled in an earlier version of this story. This has since been corrected.