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No Charges For Officer Accused Of Sharing Victim's Photos

A former University of Utah police officer will not face criminal charges after being accused of sharing explicit photos of a student who was later killed on the campus. 

The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office made the announcement Thursday involving Miguel Deras, who was accused of showing co-workers the photos of 21-year-old Lauren McCluskey. She was killed in 2018 by 37-year-old Melvin Shawn Rowland. Deras was assigned to the case after she sought police assistance to stop Rowland's harassment. McCluskey provided Deras with explicit photos taken of her that were to be used in the investigation. District Attorney Sim Gill said there is no state law addressing the misconduct.