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Probe finds 'unintentional mistakes' in Petito police stop

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An investigation has found that Utah police made “several unintentional mistakes” when they stopped Gabby Petito and her boyfriend before she was killed in what became a high-profile missing person case.

The independent report released Wednesday examines a stop by police in the tourist town of Moab on Aug. 12. They allowed the couple to leave after requiring them to spend a night apart.

Body camera video of a visibly upset Petito was widely viewed as the investigation unfolded and raised questions about whether a more robust police response could have prevented her death.  

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