Police & Fire

As lawsuits accumulate, Utah jail inmate screening gains life-or-death focus

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What happens in the first minutes or hours after a person arrives at a county jail can determine the course of the new inmate’s life.  


Jayzon Decker sentenced in plot that left Deserae Turner shot in head

Girl Shot Teens Charged

A teenage boy convicted in a plot that left a 14-year-old girl with a gunshot wound to the head will serve at least 15 years and up to life in prison.


Man convicted of defrauding at least 14 Utah disabled people loses appeal

Jordan Jack WEB ONLY

Jordan Jack, now 32, was accused of stealing more than $11,000 for personal expenses, including a trip to Las Vegas, concert tickets, televisions, jewelry and expensive shoes, in a fraud scheme in 2012-14.


Weber sheriff's deputy credited for aiding Maryland child porn investigation

Court room gavel

With the help of a skilled deputy at the Weber County Sheriff’s Office, a Maryland man was sentenced to 21 years in federal prison on a child porn charge.


State official objects to justice reform critics, says drug courts are thriving

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Utah’s Justice Reinvestment Initiative, which cut prison populations and reduced penalties for some nonviolent crimes, is receiving fierce criticism from local prosecutors, two years after the reforms kicked in.

Police & Fire

Judge dismisses wrongful-death claim in 2014 Roy SWAT standoff

Jose Calzada SWAT shooting

Jose Calzada’s survivors filed suit accusing the local SWAT Team of illegally searching the Roy man’s home and shooting him to death in his garage on Oct. 21, 2014. 


Ogden City Council sounds support for 'stronger tools' to address hate crimes

Ogden City Council

The body approved its resolution in conjunction with a state measure currently under consideration, Senate Bill 86, aimed at toughening penalties for hate crimes.

Police & Fire

Utah Sheriffs Association, Utah Corrections to develop new jail standards

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After two years of controversy over jail deaths, the Utah Sheriffs’ Association has decided to publicly release the bulk of its Utah Jail Standards, which have been kept secret because of a private consultant’s proprietary business interests.


Bountiful man pleads guilty to federal bank robbery charges in California


Gregory Jerome Brown admitted to robbing banks in California, Nevada and St. George in October and November 2017.


Charges dropped against former Woods Cross baseball coach

Trevor Amicone

Court records show all three counts of dealing in harmful material to a minor by an adult were dismissed against Trevor Amicone, 30, on Monday in Farmington’s 2nd District Court.

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