Casey Davies

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Service Record

Agency Cottonwood Heights Utah Police Department
Rank Officer
Salary $66,371 (2017)[1]
Last Known Status Separated
Agency Herriman Utah Police Department
Rank Sergeant[2]
Dates of Service August 2018 - November 2021[2]
Salary $122,689 (2020)[3]
Last Known Status Retired[2]


2019 Life Saving Award

In 2019, Davies received the Life Saving Award from the Herriman City Council.[4]

Incident Reports

2018 Death of Zane James

On May 29, 2018, Davies saw James, who matched the description of a person who had recently committed two armed robberies and was riding a dirt bike.[5][6]

Davies attempted to pull James over, but he fled. Davies used his patrol vehicle to hit James, who crashed.[7]

James ran away and kept moving his hands through his clothing and pockets, ignoring officers' commands to stop and show his hands. Davies fired, striking James.[8]

James died at a local hospital a few days after the incident.[5]

Davies was not wearing his body-worn camera. Video from after the shooting was recorded by another officer's body-worn camera.[5][9]

Response Timeline

Davies was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.[5]

In May 2019, James' family filed a lawsuit against the department, alleging the use of excessive force.[6]

In October 2019, the District Attorney ruled that Davies' use of force was justified.[8]

In February 2022, the District Attorney reopened the case.[7]

On May 27, 2022, the District Attorney announced that they had found evidence of a crash, but no evidence that Davies was justified in hitting James with his vehicle. There was not enough evidence to press charges against Davies.[7]

On July 1, 2022, the city announced a settlement with the family for $4 million.[6]

LEO Ratings

Training and Tactics rating: bad
Protect & Serve rating: neutral
Individual Rights rating: bad
Accountability and Integrity rating: neutral
Off Duty rating: neutral
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