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Before he was a police cadet, Brandon Done suffered a back injury and took a co-worker’s medication to help him cope with the pain. Done should have reported the illegal prescription use on his appli...

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  • Lowry: The left’s lawless shock troops
    Anti-police protesters have found their enemy, and it is commuters and shoppers. The protest movement that has sprung up in the wake of grand-jury dec...
    Updated Dec 16 2014 04:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Cepeda: The rainbow that isn’t
    CHICAGO • I recently had to reiterate to my husband that minorities are far more scared of the police than non-minorities, even when we haven’t done a...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 06:00 pm   |     |   Share
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Tamu Thomas-Smith, left, who with Zandra Vranes, right, wrote Black Mormons lament that race is taboo topic at church
    A year after the LDS Church published a landmark essay about its past priesthood ban and amid a nationwide uproar over police shootings of African-Ame...
    Updated Dec 11 2014 01:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • Salt Lake cops: Car thief abandoned car after finding child inside
    Salt Lake City police say an opportunistic car thief quickly abandoned his or her latest acquisition after finding a 4-year-old girl sleeping inside. ...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 11:22 am   |     |   Share

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  • Warrant: Adults were ‘examining handguns’ before 12-year-old’s accidental shooting death
    Just before 12-year-old Adelaide Clinger was accidentally shot and killed by her sibling last month in their Kaysville home, adults in the residence w...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 03:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • West Jordan police: Nabbed duo may be linked to series of holdups
    West Jordan police say two men arrested after a brief SWAT standoff have been linked to a series of Salt Lake Valley robberies, including one Tuesday ...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 11:19 am   |     |   Share
  • Police hope sketch will help ID embalmed head found in woods
    Pittsburgh • Police in western Pennsylvania are hoping that a sketch artist’s rendering will help them identify the embalmed head of a woman found in ...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 09:54 am   |     |   Share
  • File - In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, police arrest a demonstrator protesting against the shooting of 12-year-old boy Tamir Rice, who was fatally shot by a police officer in Cleveland. The revelation that Cleveland police officials didn’t review the checkered history of a police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy highlights what some describe as an unnerving truth about policing -- there’s no universal standard for how deeply a department should dig into its recruits’ pasts. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, file) Expert: Killing shows strict police vetting needed
    Denver • The discovery that a Cleveland officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy last month had washed out at another police force highlights wha...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 09:39 am   |     |   Share
  • West Valley OKs police body camera project
    West Valley City • The police department in Utah’s second-largest city will soon be fully outfitted with body cameras. The City Council on Tuesday ni...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 07:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Days after slamming U.S. ‘hypocrisy,’ China acknowledges it also tortures
    Days after strident criticism of the United States for “brutality” and “hypocrisy” over its treatment of terrorism suspects, China acknowledged Tuesda...
    Updated Dec 16 2014 09:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Child found safe inside car stolen in Salt Lake City
    Police found a child inside a car that was reported stolen Tuesday after it was left running outside a Salt Lake City apartment. The 3-year-old was in...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 10:58 am   |     |   Share
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Traci Vaillancourt is wheeled into the courtroom, at the Matheson Courthouse, for her arraignment, Monday, September 16, 2013. Woman who allegedly lied after Utah officer was killed takes plea deal
    Traci Lee Vaillancourt on Tuesday accepted a plea agreement in connection with her part in the 2013 shooting death of Draper police Sgt. Derek Johnson...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 09:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • No one hurt in Utah state police helicopter hard landing
    Police say no one was hurt when a state police helicopter made a hard landing Tuesday morning in Wayne County. Utah Department of Public Safety offici...
    Updated Dec 16 2014 03:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Nordstrom fires black worker over police killings Facebook post
    Portland, Ore. • Nordstrom department store has fired an African-American sales associate who made a statement about killing police on his Facebook pa...
    Updated Dec 16 2014 03:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • A girl lays flowers in a makeshift memorial near the site where a gunman held hostages for 16 hours at a popular Sydney cafe, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. The siege ended early Tuesday with a barrage of gunfire that left two hostages and the Iranian-born gunman dead, and a nation that has long prided itself on its peace rocked to its core. (AP Photo/Steve Christo) Sydney siege victims lauded for courage, kindness
    Sydney • The manager of a Sydney cafe where a 16-hour siege ended in a hail of bullets early Tuesday was lauded for sacrificing his life by grabbing t...
    Updated Dec 16 2014 10:51 am   |     |   Share
  • Family files lawsuit over fatal Wal-Mart shooting
    Cincinnati • The family of a black man fatally shot by a white police officer as he held an air rifle inside a Wal-Mart filed a federal lawsuit Tuesda...
    Updated Dec 16 2014 12:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Murray officer, woman hurt in crash
    A Murray police officer was hurt Monday afternoon in a crash. The motorcycle officer was driving west on 5900 South when a woman in a Ford Mustang, wh...
    Updated Dec 15 2014 10:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah man sentenced to prison for 2008 road-rage killing
    A 40-year-old Sandy man was sentenced to prison for up to life on Monday for a 2008 road-rage killing. Troy Warren Williams pleaded guilty earlier thi...
    Updated Dec 15 2014 10:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Police seek gunman in west Salt Lake City shooting
    Police were looking Monday for a suspect in a west Salt Lake City shooting that sent a man to the hospital. The victim was shot in the face about 7 a....
    Updated Dec 15 2014 02:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • West Jordan police looking for gym thief
    West Jordan police want the public’s help finding a man who allegedly broke into a gym locker and stole a credit card and cell phone. About noon on De...
    Updated Dec 15 2014 04:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Man allegedly tried to kidnap girl at knifepoint at Utah theater
    Police arrested a Salt Lake City man for allegedly trying to kidnap a girl at knifepoint in a downtown theater. On Saturday night, the 33-year-old man...
    Updated Dec 15 2014 10:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Hostages run to safety during a cafe siege in the central business district of Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.  A swarm of heavily armed police stormed the cafe in the heart of downtown Sydney early Tuesday, ending a siege where a gunman had been holding 17 people hostage for more than 16 hours. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith) Sydney cafe siege ends; 3 dead, including gunman
    Sydney • The deadly siege began on a sunny Monday morning inside a cafe in the heart of Australia’s largest city. An Iranian-born gunman burst in, too...
    Updated Dec 15 2014 08:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Police move near the scene of a shooting at a home Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Souderton, Pa. A suspect is believed to have barricaded himself inside after shootings at multiple homes. Police tell WPVI-TV the man is suspected of killing a five people Monday morning at three different homes northwest of Philadelphia.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) 6 dead, suspect on loose in suburban Philadelphia
    Souderton, Pa. • A man killed six people and seriously wounded another in three different homes outside Philadelphia and remained at large hours after...
    Updated Dec 15 2014 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Anti-government protesters carry the body of a demonstrator who was shot to death during clashes with the National Police in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Haiti's capital has endured a growing number of violent demonstrations in which protesters are demanding long-delayed elections and the resignations of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe as well as President Michel Martelly. The protests also spread to other towns, including Gonaives and Cap-Haitien. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) Haiti P.M. resigns amid violent protests
    Port-Au-Prince, Haiti • Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe announced early Sunday that he was resigning along with several ministers in the wake of violen...
    Updated Dec 14 2014 08:35 pm   |     |   Share