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For the Record: Former Uintah County deputy claims he was fired for giving inmates ibuprofen

Published August 15, 2013 4:33 pm
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A former Uintah County deputy sheriff alleges in a new federal complaint in U.S. District Court that his civil rights were violated when he was fired because he gave jail inmates ibuprofen.

"Several other employees of the Sheriff's Office had given out medications to inmates like Gale did, but were not investigated or terminated," the complaint filed on behalf of Denile Gale states.

The former deputy wants his job back and at least $100,000 in damages for lost income and emotional distress and suffering.

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