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Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in Officer David Romrell’s death

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Posted at 6:10 PM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 20:10:02-05

SOUTH SALT LAKE — Jeffrey Black was in the passenger seat of the car that hit and killed South Salt Lake Police Officer David Romrell in November 2018.

But on Friday, the 44-year-old admitted that he played in role in Romrell’s death.

Black pleaded guilty to manslaughter and burglary, second-degree felonies. He admitted in plea documents that “as a party to the offense,” he “recklessly caused” Romrell’s death.

Read the full report by The Salt Lake Tribune here.