PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT
August 11, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact Information: PolicePRUnit@slcgov.com
Body Worn Camera Footage Released from Officer Involved Critical Incident
SALT LAKE CITY — Today, in compliance with Salt Lake City Ordinance 200.10.200, the Salt Lake City Police Department released body-worn camera footage of the officer-involved-critical incident (OICI) that occurred on January 11, 2022 near 900 North 400 West in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The SLCPD activated the OICI protocol on July 29, 2022.
SLCPD Case No. 22-6065
Subject: Megan Joyce Mohn
Complainant: Security for Marathon Petroleum
Statements in this release are based on a preliminary review of limited information available at the time of this writing. A thorough investigation is being conducted by an outside agency, pursuant to the OICI protocol. Additionally, the Salt Lake City Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit will conduct a separate investigation.
The videos released today captured the OICI from the body-worn cameras of three of the four SLCPD officers on scene.
The exact moment in time when the first officer encountered Ms. Mohn is unknown at this time because the first officer did not have a body-worn camera.
STATEMENT FROM CHIEF MIKE BROWN:
“The Salt Lake City Police Department expresses its condolences to Ms. Mohn’s family. Ensuring we have a comprehensive investigation into this matter is critical. This case involves many complex factors. I look forward to the full report of the officer-involved-critical-incident and our department’s internal affairs investigation. Our officers work tirelessly every day to live up to the expectations of our community and to fulfill their duties as police officers and public servants. I know they are committed to their jobs and have a strong dedication to our community.”
LINK TO VIDEOS:
All videos start with 30-seconds of no audio. This is not a malfunction. The “Axon 3” body-worn cameras used by the SLCPD have a continuous 30-second video-only buffer. When a recording is activated, the buffered video captured directly before the event is saved and attached to the event in permanent memory. This feature is intended to capture the video of an incident just before a recording begins.
All videos end when the officers start rendering first aid.
At 3:35 a.m. an SLCPD officer, working a secondary employment shift, notified SLC911 via police radio that he had arrested a woman, later identified as Ms. Mohn.
During the encounter with Ms. Mohn, a struggle occurred between Ms. Mohn and SLCPD officers, which resulted in officers using arrest control techniques. While being restrained, officers placed Ms. Mohn on her stomach.
Officers gave Ms. Mohn multiple commands to stop resisting.
Both handcuffs and ankle restraints were used by SLCPD officers.
Ms. Mohn became unresponsive.
Officers, as depicted on body-worn camera video, started performing medical assistance.
Gold Cross transported Ms. Mohn to Salt Lake Regional Hospital in critical condition.
SLCPD later learned, on February 9, 2022, that on January 28, 2022, hospital staff moved Ms. Mohn into the intensive care unit at Salt Lake Regional Hospital.
She died on January 30, 2022.
On July 28, 2022, the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner submitted a report to the Salt Lake City Police Department which concluded the death of Ms. Mohn to be a homicide.
Salt Lake City Police started the OICI protocol on July 29, 2022, after reviewing the medical examiner’s report.
The family of Ms. Mohn is requesting privacy at this time and does not wish to be contacted by the media.
No further information on this case is being released. Neither the PIO nor the On-Duty Watch Commander are available for interviews.
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