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Monday, March 15, 2010

[UT] Officer Bellock decertified and imprisoned for stalking and burglary. 7 Others decertified.


...[Zachary] Bellock, [now] a former Department of Corrections officer, was arrested March 11 following a domestic dispute and booked into the Davis County Jail. While the investigation into that incident was ongoing, authorities learned Bellock was arrested again in July for investigation of burglary and stalking... and is serving a one-to-15 year prison term... 

COPS FROM THROUGHOUT UTAH PUNISHED FOR MISCONDUCT
Caseload lighter than a year ago, but incidents 'come in waves.'
The Salt Lake Tribune
By Nate Carlisle
03/15/2010 05:11:54 PM MDT
[Excerpts] Utah's police council disciplined or revoked the law enforcement powers of eight officers Monday, including one accused of an affair with a serviceman's wife... The seven cases adjudicated Monday in the quarterly meeting of the Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training Council represents a decline in the number of police misconduct cases. At last year's March meeting, the council disciplined 17 officers, and some quarterly meetings have dealt with 20 or more officers. The state's police academy has placed more of an emphasis on training cadets and veteran officers on ethics in recent years, but Peace Officer Standards and Training Director Scott Stephenson also noted discipline cases "come in waves"... Zachary R. Bellock, formerly of the Utah Department of Corrections; revoked for a felony convictions of burglary and stalking... [Full article here]


POST COUNCIL SANCTIONS 8 FORMER UTAH POLICE OFFICERS
Deseret News
By Geoff Liesik
March 15, 2010
[Excerpts] ...Two other former officers — Nelson P. Tuatagaloa and Zachary R. Bellock — had their certifications revoked for life based on felony convictions... Bellock, a former Department of Corrections officer, was arrested March 11 following a domestic dispute and booked into the Davis County Jail. While the investigation into that incident was ongoing, authorities learned Bellock was arrested again in July for investigation of burglary and stalking. He pleaded guilty on Aug. 27 in 3rd District Court to felony charges of burglary and stalking and is serving a one-to-15 year prison term... [Full article here]
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