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Allegations That Hyde Park Official Pointed Gun At Employees Dismissed In Federal Court

A case against the city of Hyde Park stemming from a firearm incident in 2018 will not move forward in federal court.

After a hearing on Thursday, Judge Bruce Jenkins dismissed the case due to a lack of jurisdiction in the United States District Court, but allowed room for the former employees to refile certain claims in a state court.


In January 2019, two former Hyde Park employees — Justin Bodrero and Kolby Christiansen — filed grievances with the city, stating Director of Public Works Mike Grunig pointed a handgun with a laser sight at the men. Documents filed with the court state Grunig claimed “he was joking around while showing his friends his gun’s laser sight,” while the plaintiffs held a different view on the incident. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.