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Utah hate crime law under scrutiny after tire shop beating

Utah hate crime law under scrutiny after tire shop beating

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The recent beating of a young man and his father at their Salt Lake City tire shop by an attacker who told police he targeted them because they were Mexican is renewing criticism of the state’s hate crime law, which one prosecutor is calling unusable. […]

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Latino businessman launches bid for Salt Lake City mayor

Latino businessman launches bid for Salt Lake City mayor

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah businessman is challenging Salt Lake City mayor Jackie Biskupski in hopes of becoming the capital’s first ethnic-minority leader. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Democrat David Ibarra made the announcement Tuesday backed by Salt Lake County Attorney Sim Gill and former mayor Rocky Anderson. Ibarra’s father […]

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4 women file petition to bring sexual assault cases to court

4 women file petition to bring sexual assault cases to court

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Four women want the Utah Supreme Court to assign a special prosecutor to bring their sexual assault cases to court. The women filed a petition Tuesday saying Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill’s office declined to pursue charges against each of the accused men […]

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3 Utah officers invoke 5th in use-of-force investigations

3 Utah officers invoke 5th in use-of-force investigations

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three Utah police officers have invoked their right against self-incrimination in the seven use-of-force investigations completed so far this year by Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill. Officers across the country have been refusing to give statements to prosecutors for years, but Salt Lake […]

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Utah police officer will not face charges in fatal shooting

Utah police officer will not face charges in fatal shooting

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill says a Cottonwood Heights police officer who fatally shot a 19-year-old robbery suspect will not face charges. The Deseret News reports Gill announced Tuesday that if officer Casey Davies were charged, he could argue that he used deadly force on […]

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Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill speaks during a press conference at Office of the Salt Lake County District Attorney Tuesday July 10, 2012. A 41-year-old West Jordan man was charged Tuesday with the June 26 rape and murder of 6-year-old Sierra Newbold, who was found dead in a West Jordan canal. Terry Lee Black was charged with aggravated murder, child kidnapping and rape of a child.

Utah prosecutor creates panel to review innocence claims

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The top prosecutor of the Salt Lake City area is giving people who believe they have been wrongfully convicted another chance to prove their innocence through the creation of a new panel. The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday the formation of the […]

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No endangerment charge for gun left on baby changing table

No endangerment charge for gun left on baby changing table

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah authorities say a woman won’t be charged with reckless endangerment after leaving a loaded gun on a baby changing table in a suburban Salt Lake City aquarium bathroom. Prosecutors said Sunday the charge doesn’t apply because the woman didn’t purposely put people in danger […]

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No charges filed against Utah homeowner who shot intruder

No charges filed against Utah homeowner who shot intruder

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake County district attorney says a South Jordan homeowner who shot and killed a woman who broke into his home will not face any criminal charges. A homeowner, who has not been named, fatally shot 23-year-old Makayla Yeaman on June 8 after finding […]

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