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Utah police made 'several unintentional mistakes' in Petito case, report says

Utah police made 'several unintentional mistakes' in Petito case, report says
Police in Utah investigating a domestic incident between Blue Point native Gabrielle Petito and her then-fiancee Brian Laundrie made "several unintentional mistakes" in the investigation weeks before

12 incident between Petito and Laundrie after receiving a complaint following the public release of body camera footage of the police interaction with Petito and Laundrie.Responding officers discussed arresting Petito after she admitted striking Laundrie, but instead directed the two to stay away from each other for a night, according to police body camera footage of the interaction.Print Share i pShare Tweet Email Police in Utah investigating a domestic incident between Blue Point native Gabrielle Petito and her then-fiancee Brian Laundrie made "several unintentional mistakes" in the investigation weeks before Petito’s body was found in a Wyoming national forest, a new report says.Key developments in the caseA timeline of events leading up to and following the disappearance of Gabrielle Petito, the Blue Point native reported missing while on a cross-country road trip with her fiance, Brian Laundrie.

The report, released late Wednesday, made several recommendations to the police department, including that it provide "additional training in domestic violence investigation, as well as additional legal training to ensure officers understand state laws and statutes; conducting an overall policy review; conducting a software review; and strengthening the review process for incident reports.Petito, 22, who had been on a cross-country road trip with Laundrie, was killed by strangulation and her body was found in September in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming.

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