BURBANK - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BURBANK News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Council scrutinizes police investigations of rapes, shootings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58422207-78/police-council-kits-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58422207-78/police-council-kits-lake.html.csp">Council scrutinizes police investigations of rapes, shootings</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T22:09:08.729-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 10:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Salt Lake City Police Department was conspicuous by its absence Tuesday evening as the City Council began chewing over in earnest its concerns with rape investigations and officer-involved shootings. Among other things, the council sought more transparency from the police department. “We need the chief [Chris Burbank] to be less tone deaf on this,” said Councilman Luke Garrott. Police Chief Chris Burbank was out of town and none of his top policy subordinates were available, according to Dav...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58422207@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:09:08 MDT Salt Lake City Council to weigh mandatory rape-kit testing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58415791-90/assault-burbank-code-council.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58415791-90/assault-burbank-code-council.html.csp">Salt Lake City Council to weigh mandatory rape-kit testing</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T08:48:18.322-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 08:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Salt Lake City Council is preparing to mandate that the administration of Mayor Ralph Becker and his police department change the way they handle sex-assault investigations by testing the forensic evidence from every reported case. The unusual move is the next phase of a continuing and heated discussion that began last spring. During a tense April 15 work session, Councilman Kyle LaMalfa asked police Chief Chris Burbank why his department had not analyzed 788 of 1,001 Code R kits — or rape ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58415791@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:48:18 MDT Kirby: Policing was a spectator sport for me http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58407561-78/kirby-car-photo-police.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58407561-78/kirby-car-photo-police.html.csp">Kirby: Policing was a spectator sport for me</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Kirby</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Tribune Columnist </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T09:57:38.44-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 09:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City police Chief Chris Burbank recently told a batch of new recruits that they will be under enormous scrutiny by the public, and if they had any expectations of being treated fairly “like the rest of the public,” they should choose a different career. Burbank’s right. Case in point is this photo of two of his officers trying to jimmy the door of one of their patrol cars because they locked the keys inside. If these were two regular citizens, the reader who sent me this photo last we...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58407561@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:57:38 MDT Salt Lake City police chief to recruits: Be ready for scrutiny http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58371953-78/burbank-police-recruits-officer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58371953-78/burbank-police-recruits-officer.html.csp">Salt Lake City police chief to recruits: Be ready for scrutiny</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T10:54:13.686-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 10:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Addressing his latest recruits last week, Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank gave them a choice. They will work long, hard hours, be forced to make split-second decisions, and be scrutinized much more than the average person — sometimes by millions of people on the Internet — in the aftermath of some of those decisions. “And if anyone thinks they need to be treated fairly, like the rest of the public, then you should get up and leave now,” Burbank told the recruits. All 26 recruits staye...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58371953@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:54:13 MDT Utah officers put dent in heroin distribution http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58321511-78/heroin-gill-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58321511-78/heroin-gill-lake-salt.html.csp">Utah officers put dent in heroin distribution</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T22:22:11.577-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 10:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah officers have seized 31 pounds of heroin in Salt Lake County since April, putting a dent in the rising tide. The Metro Narcotics Task Force, made up of officers from nine local agencies, announced their success against the Mexican cartel-supported enterprise Thursday, including the arrests of 21 people, with more on the way. To give a scope of the victory, Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank pointed to a chart explaining how it would have taken street-level busts a quarter century t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321511@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:22:11 MDT Utah officer who shot Dillon Taylor was wearing a body camera http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313255-78/burbank-police-taylor-officer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313255-78/burbank-police-taylor-officer.html.csp">Utah officer who shot Dillon Taylor was wearing a body camera</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Harry Stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T22:03:13.72-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 10:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Salt Lake City police officer who shot 20-year-old Dillon Taylor outside a convenience store last week was wearing a body camera. And that footage will be released to the public upon the completion of the investigation. “You will see on camera ... the actions of everyone involved, including up to the point where our officer utilizes deadly force and his response thereafter,” Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank told reporters during a question-and-answer session Tuesday at police headq...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58313255@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:03:13 MDT SLC Council looks to require analysis of all rape kits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58301121-78/kits-rape-council-police.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58301121-78/kits-rape-council-police.html.csp">SLC Council looks to require analysis of all rape kits</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T11:31:42.801-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The heated debate between the Salt Lake City Council and the police department on whether and when to analyze forensic evidence in alleged sex assault cases is about to take a sharp turn. The council is preparing an ordinance that would require city investigators to submit for analysis all so-called Code R kits, also known as rape kits, gathered from victims by specially trained nurses after a reported sexual assault. Momentum for such action has been building since April 15, when Councilman Kyl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58301121@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:31:42 MDT Salt Lake City unveils new strategy for Pioneer Park homeless http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58288692-78/homeless-burbank-police-housing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58288692-78/homeless-burbank-police-housing.html.csp">Salt Lake City unveils new strategy for Pioneer Park homeless</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Harry Stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T14:49:05.252-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 02:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City has been rolling out a new strategy to deal with homelessness around Pioneer Park that officials say emphasizes the carrot over the stick. The centerpiece of that strategy is the police department’s new Metro Support Bureau Resource Center at 420 W. 200 South, directly in the heart of the city’s homeless population. Police officers at the resource center will be joined by service providers who can help the homeless with the wide array of problems that afflict them. “If we are be...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58288692@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:49:05 MDT Residential burglary down 10 percent in Salt Lake http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58247794-78/police-burglary-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58247794-78/police-burglary-lake-salt.html.csp">Residential burglary down 10 percent in Salt Lake</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T10:14:45.94-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 10:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Residential burglary is down across Salt Lake City, and the police are encouraging residents to keep up that trend. The reduction comes short of what Police Chief Chris Burbank challenged the public to reach, though. Last year, at the annual Night Out Against Crime, he asked the public to protect themselves against burglary and help the police bring the crime down 25 percent by this year’s Night Out, an event designed to encourage residents to participate in keeping their neighborhoods safe. Bur...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58247794@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:14:45 MDT Letter: Geist’s owner deserves more compassion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251682-82/geist-west-burbank-compassion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251682-82/geist-west-burbank-compassion.html.csp">Letter: Geist’s owner deserves more compassion</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T17:24:02.105-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 05:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reader Pete West (“Kudos to Burbank” July 31) writes that his own dog is lovable but aggressively protective, and that Sean Kendall (Geist’s caregiver) should “grow up.” West further states that “life isn’t always Disney happy or fair.” Sean Kendall may have posted his thoughts on Facebook in a rash manner, but who among us would have complete control of our emotions in an identical situation? He didn’t lose his pet to old age or even a serious illness. He lost his beloved pet in the most vi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58251682@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:24:02 MDT Letter: Kudos to Burbank in Geist saga http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58241285-82/dog-burbank-facebook-kendall.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58241285-82/dog-burbank-facebook-kendall.html.csp">Letter: Kudos to Burbank in Geist saga</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T17:32:39.23-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 05:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kudos to Chief of Police Chris Burbank in the “Justice for Geist” saga. As a dog owner of a lovable but aggressively protective dog, I see the fear in other people’s demeanor when my dog sees them as a threat to my person. She’d scare me. So an officer made an immediate and fatal call of judgment. Regrettable. Now Sean Kendall is apologizing for posting to Facebook in a rash manner due to stress and poor judgment. And he had the luxury of time and forethought before his rash posts on Facebook, a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58241285@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:32:39 MDT Owner of dog shot by Utah police turns down $10,000 offer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58236771-78/kendall-department-police-offer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58236771-78/kendall-department-police-offer.html.csp">Owner of dog shot by Utah police turns down $10,000 offer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Harry Stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T21:14:07.454-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 09:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The owner of a dog killed by a Salt Lake City police officer last month said he has turned down the department’s offer to pay him $10,000 to compensate him for his pet. Sean Kendall, owner of the dog, Geist, that was shot dead by a police officer in its own backyard last month, acknowledged the generosity of the department’s offer, but said he would not be satisfied until the department agreed to change its policy governing using force against dogs. “Even though it really is pretty enticing to...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236771@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:14:07 MDT