DEPARTMENT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DEPARTMENT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Stop sexual violence on campus http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319209-82/campus-sexual-violence-students.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319209-82/campus-sexual-violence-students.html.csp">Letter: Stop sexual violence on campus</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T16:12:02.701-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 04:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Whether you are a student, a parent, a college faculty or staff member or a concerned member of the community like me, we all have a role to play in ending campus sexual violence. In a matter of days, students will be back on campus for another school year. We can’t wait any longer. What is happening on our campuses is unacceptable. Department of Justice statistics show that around 1 in 5 women are targets of attempted or completed sexual assault while they are college students, as well as about...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58319209@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:12:02 MDT Ferguson fallout: A call for police to wear ‘body cams’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58325426-68/police-cameras-says-body.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58325426-68/police-cameras-says-body.html.csp">Ferguson fallout: A call for police to wear ‘body cams’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BARBARA ORTUTAY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Technology Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T10:26:38.041-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 10:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • What if Michael Brown’s last moments had been recorded? The fatal police shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is prompting calls for more officers to wear so-called body cameras, simple, lapel-mounted gadgets that capture video footage of law enforcement’s interactions with the public. Proponents say the devices add a new level of accountability to police work. “This is a technology that has a very real potential to serve as a check and balance on police po...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583254262014-08-22T10:26:38.041-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T10:26:38.041-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58325426@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:26:38 MDT Ferguson fallout: A call for police ‘body cams’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58325364-79/police-cameras-says-body.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58325364-79/police-cameras-says-body.html.csp">Ferguson fallout: A call for police ‘body cams’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BARBARA ORTUTAY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T10:08:03.377-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 10:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • What if Michael Brown’s last moments had been recorded? The fatal police shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is prompting calls for more officers to wear so-called body cameras, simple, lapel-mounted gadgets that capture video footage of law enforcement’s interactions with the public. Proponents say the devices add a new level of accountability to police work. “This is a technology that has a very real potential to serve as a check and balance on police po...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583253642014-08-22T10:08:03.377-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T10:08:03.377-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58325364@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:08:03 MDT GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323275-68/bergdahl-law-swap-taliban.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323275-68/bergdahl-law-swap-taliban.html.csp">GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T17:36:01.503-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said the Defense Department failed to notify the relevant congressional committees at least 30 days in advance of the exchange — a clear violation of the law — and used $988,400 of a wartime account to make the transfer. The GAO also said the Pentagon’s use ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583232752014-08-21T17:36:01.503-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T17:36:01.503-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323275@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:36:01 MDT Editorial: Fed help is welcome in reducing fatal overdoses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58322324-82/utah-health-deaths-prescription.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58322324-82/utah-health-deaths-prescription.html.csp">Editorial: Fed help is welcome in reducing fatal overdoses</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T16:33:02.118-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Medicine mixes art and science. The science of data collection and evaluation, of consistent discipline and mastery of procedure; the art of observation and empathy, of a bedside manner that instills confidence and hope. The art includes keeping the patient comfortable and as pain-free as possible in the aftermath of such events as physical trauma or cancer treatment. The science is about how to accomplish that and do no harm. Last week, the Utah Health Department announced it will receive a fe...</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> 58322324@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:33:02 MDT Justice Department announces BofA settlement http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321841-79/settlement-bank-billion-department.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321841-79/settlement-bank-billion-department.html.csp">Justice Department announces BofA settlement</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETE YOST and MARCY GORDON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T11:00:04.028-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday. The deal calls for the bank, the second-largest in the U.S., to pay a $5 billion cash penalty and provide billions of dollars of relief to struggling homeowners. Bank of America said its cash payouts will total $9.65 billion. The settlement is by far the largest deal the J...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583218412014-08-21T11:00:04.028-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T11:00:04.028-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321841@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:00:04 MDT I lived in the ‘militarized’ town John Oliver made fun of. Yes, it was that bad. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsinternet/58318901-226/saginaw-bad-neighborhoods-police.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsinternet/58318901-226/saginaw-bad-neighborhoods-police.html.csp">I lived in the ‘militarized’ town John Oliver made fun of. Yes, it was that bad.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By erin alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T10:48:45.724-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 10:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As comedian John Oliver’s segment on police militarization goes viral, a lot of attention is being called to his examples: a BearCat to defend a New Hampshire pumpkin festival against terrorism, a tank in tiny Doraville, Ga., and an armored “mine-resistant” truck driving the streets of Saginaw, Mich. “Has our city gotten that bad?” an awestruck Saginaw resident is heard asking in a YouTube video of the behemoth. John Oliver replies, “Here’s the thing: No. It hasn’t got that bad. Because unless y...</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> 58318901@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:48:45 MDT Judge: Turn over Fast and Furious documents http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58319078-68/department-federal-documents-justice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58319078-68/department-federal-documents-justice.html.csp">Judge: Turn over Fast and Furious documents</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETE YOST</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T17:54:02.196-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 05:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called Operation Fast and Furious. In a court proceeding Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson set an Oct. 1 deadline for producing the list to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The Justice Department says the documents should remain confidential, and President Barack Obama...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583190782014-08-20T17:54:02.196-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T17:54:02.196-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58319078@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:54:02 MDT FBI head says agents followed the facts in Swallow-Shurtleff probe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314357-78/fbi-comey-investigation-department.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314357-78/fbi-comey-investigation-department.html.csp">FBI head says agents followed the facts in Swallow-Shurtleff probe</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T22:05:07.654-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 10:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The director of the FBI didn’t shine any light Tuesday on the federal law enforcement split over the investigation of the two former Utah attorneys general who face criminal charges in state court. FBI Director James Comey, during a visit to Salt Lake City, declined to answer a question on why the FBI had remained part of the investigation while the Department of Justice bowed out in September 2013, less than a year after jumping in. The Justice Department withdrawal left agents and local prose...</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> 58314357@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:05:07 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 Utah beekeepers say fewer of the insects died last winter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58294176-78/survey-utah-beekeepers-colonies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58294176-78/survey-utah-beekeepers-colonies.html.csp">Utah beekeepers say fewer of the insects died last winter</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DANIELLE MANLEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T15:44:20.943-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 03:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If results of a Utah Department of Agriculture and Food survey are any indication, there’s a lot of buzz going on in Utah’s backyards. Beekeeping has increased as a hobby and as a second source of income, the department said in a report on the Overwintering Survey 2013-2014, posted this summer on its website. Of the 303 beekeepers who responded to the survey last spring, 52 percent did not own hives the previous year. The agriculture department also said that fewer colonies died last winter than...</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> 58294176@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:44:20 MDT Utah health inspectors close sushi restaurant, taco cart http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58309524-223/health-inspectors-cart-stored.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58309524-223/health-inspectors-cart-stored.html.csp">Utah health inspectors close sushi restaurant, taco cart</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T09:24:38.115-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake County Health Department inspectors closed a sushi restaurant in Midvale and a taco cart in Kearns last week for creating “imminent health hazards.” Itto Sushi, 856 E. Fort Union Blvd., was closed Friday after being cited for 31 health code violations, according to a notice on the department website. Among the problems: raw fish being stored in the hand sink, raw chicken stored above ready-to-eat foods, rice being held at incorrect temperatures and food being stored on the floor. The ...</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> 58309524@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:24:38 MDT Federal autopsy ordered in Missouri teen’s death http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58306045-68/brown-police-ferguson-officer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58306045-68/brown-police-ferguson-officer.html.csp">Federal autopsy ordered in Missouri teen’s death</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NIGEL DUARA </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JIM SUHR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T21:03:43.08-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 09:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ferguson, Mo. • Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer has spurred a week of rancorous and sometimes-violent protests in suburban St. Louis. The “extraordinary circumstances” surrounding the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown and a request by Brown’s family members prompted the order, Department of Justice spokesman Brian Fallon said in a statement. “This ind...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583060452014-08-17T21:03:43.08-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-17T21:03:43.08-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58306045@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:03:43 MDT Hiker found dead in Little Cottonwood Canyon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58303715-78/sharp-hiker-area-upd.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58303715-78/sharp-hiker-area-upd.html.csp">Hiker found dead in Little Cottonwood Canyon</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T22:52:25.043-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 10:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A hiker who was reported missing was found dead Saturday morning in the White Pine area of Little Cottonwood Canyon. The hiker, Andrew Sharp, 35, appears to have died in a fall, the Unified Police Department says. Sharp asked a friend in a text message sent about noon Friday to pick him up at 2:30 p.m. that day at the White Pine Trailhead, UPD Lt. Justin Hoyal said. The friend called police when Sharp — who was hiking alone and whose vehicle was found in the Albion Basin area — didn’t show up....</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> 58303715@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 22:52:25 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 Mercury News: Patent office scandal again shakes confidence http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58300662-82/office-patent-examiners-fast.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58300662-82/office-patent-examiners-fast.html.csp">Mercury News: Patent office scandal again shakes confidence</a></h4>