OFFICER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/OFFICER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Unified policeman cleared in Taylorsville shooting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58352952-78/roskelley-wyant-decision-gun.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58352952-78/roskelley-wyant-decision-gun.html.csp">Unified policeman cleared in Taylorsville shooting</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="2014-08-29T23:28:43.139-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office has cleared a Unified Police officer of shooting and wounding a man earlier this month. On Aug. 1, Unified Police Chief Tracy Wyant shot Jared Roskelley, 31, after he had pointed a .40 caliber Glock at Wyant and another officer, according to the district attorney’s decision clearing Wyant. A third officer later overheard Roskelley, while he was being treated at the hospital, say that he “didn’t want to hurt anyone. I just pointed the gun at them s...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58352952@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:28:43 MDT Utah officer justified in shooting, wounding man http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58353025-78/peterson-adams-jordan-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58353025-78/peterson-adams-jordan-court.html.csp">Utah officer justified in shooting, wounding man</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By stephen hunt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T23:28:43.192-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office has ruled that a West Jordan police officer who shot and wounded a man in July was legally justified in using deadly force. A report issued Friday cleared officer Ian Adams in the July 10 shooting of 32-year-old Timothy James Peterson at the Jordan Landing shopping complex. Peterson was carrying a metal bar that was bent in the shape of a handgun, which had a red laser taped to the “barrel,” the report said. When Peterson drew the facsimile weapon...</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> 58353025@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:28:43 MDT Robinson: Young black men cannot make mistakes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58338762-82/black-police-brown-likely.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58338762-82/black-police-brown-likely.html.csp">Robinson: Young black men cannot make mistakes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eugene Robinson</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T16:33:34.845-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • To be young, male and black in America means not being allowed to make mistakes. Forgetting this, as we’ve seen so many times, can be fatal. The case of Michael Brown, who was laid to rest Monday, is anomalous only in that it is so extreme: an unarmed black teenager riddled with bullets by a white police officer in a community plagued by racial tension. African-Americans make up 67 percent of the population of Ferguson, Mo., but there are just four black officers on the 53-member po...</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> 58338762@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:33:34 MDT Tensions subside after peaceful Ferguson protests http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58331188-68/ferguson-louis-police-wilson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58331188-68/ferguson-louis-police-wilson.html.csp">Tensions subside after peaceful Ferguson protests</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-24T10:40:02.313-06:00">Updated Aug 24, 2014 10:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ferguson, Mo. • Tensions briefly flared then subsided late Saturday night and early Sunday in Ferguson as nightly protests continued two weeks after a white city police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. Police reported only a handful of arrests, and traffic flowed freely along the West Florissant Avenue commercial corridor near the suburban St. Louis apartment complex where Ferguson officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown six times in the middle of the street on Aug. 9. But onc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583311882014-08-24T10:40:02.313-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-24T10:40:02.313-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58331188@www.sltrib.com Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:40:02 MDT Thousands protest unarmed black man’s choke-hold death by white officer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58329593-68/police-march-black-garner.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58329593-68/police-march-black-garner.html.csp">Thousands protest unarmed black man’s choke-hold death by white officer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JONATHAN LEMIRE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T20:11:36.854-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 08:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">NEW YORK • Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer. Police reported no arrests after the afternoon rally and march that drew well over 2,500 people to the streets where Eric Garner was taken to the ground on July 17 by a New York Police Department officer using a prohibited martial arts maneuver. “This is a Birmingham, Alabama, mo...</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> 58329593@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 20:11:36 MDT Utah police slowly adding body cameras to their uniforms http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58326416-78/police-body-officers-cameras.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58326416-78/police-body-officers-cameras.html.csp">Utah police slowly adding body cameras to their uniforms</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="2014-08-23T17:45:50.628-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 05:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As police face heightened scrutiny nationwide after controversial officer-involved shootings, law enforcement agencies and the public agree on at least one thing: Body cameras would be a big help. “That’s the thing of the future,” said Ogden Police Lt. Will Cragun, whose department is testing demo cameras from several manufacturers. “We want to go down this road.” In Salt Lake County, body cameras are so desired that some Unified Police Department officers have bought them on their own, said 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> 58326416@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 17:45:50 MDT The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58318770-82/sltrib-com-marriage-gay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58318770-82/sltrib-com-marriage-gay.html.csp">The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T16:20:02.094-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 04:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Public opinion is irrelevant when we are talking about civil rights.” — Raffle commenting on the August 18 sltrib.com article, “Utah poll: Most oppose gay marriage, think Supreme Court will legalize it” “There are guarantees in life. Boy Scouts getting lost and people dying on ATVs. Every summer.” — Newtah commenting on the August 20 sltrib.com article, “Scouts make it out of Utah hills on own, after major rescue effort launched” “It is sad ... that the level of police misconduct in...</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> 58318770@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:20:02 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 New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58325422-68/case-ferguson-officer-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58325422-68/case-ferguson-officer-federal.html.csp">New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SARA BURNETT </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JIM SALTER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T19:39:36.025-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 07:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ferguson, Mo. • Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens if the grand jury now considering the case doesn’t return a charge against the officer? The fear among some local residents and officials trying to maintain peace in Ferguson is that failure to charge the officer could stoke new anger among a community profound...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583254222014-08-22T19:39:36.025-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T19:39:36.025-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58325422@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:39:36 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 Holder offers his personal view on black teen’s death http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58319499-68/police-ferguson-holder-brown.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58319499-68/police-ferguson-holder-brown.html.csp">Holder offers his personal view on black teen’s death</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Carol D. Leonnig, David Nakamura and Jerry Markon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T21:59:27.776-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 09:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ferguson, Mo. • Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. swept into this battle-scarred St. Louis suburb on Wednesday, meeting with community leaders and promising a “thorough and fair” federal inquiry into the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. Before going into an investigative briefing at the local FBI headquarters, Holder said the Justice Department had assembled “very experienced” prosecutors and agents to determine whether 18-year-old Michael Brown’s civil rights were violated wh...</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> 58319499@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:59:27 MDT Letter: A double standard of government overreach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58314565-82/bundy-police-blm-case.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58314565-82/bundy-police-blm-case.html.csp">Letter: A double standard of government overreach</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T19:52:51.779-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 07:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cliven Bundy had unsuccessfully argued his case in court for more than two decades, while racking up more than $1 million in unpaid grazing fees. However, when the Bureau of Land Management began rounding up Bundy’s cattle in March, many people viewed this as an abuse of power, and voiced their support for the armed militia men who rallied around Bundy and prevented the BLM from carrying out the court’s decision. This week, people took to the streets in Ferguson, Mo., to protest the killing of 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> 58314565@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:52:51 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 Letter: Losing dog is heartbreaking, but child more important http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58310550-82/dog-officer-police-child.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58310550-82/dog-officer-police-child.html.csp">Letter: Losing dog is heartbreaking, but child more important</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T18:37:29.267-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 06:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Regarding the Weimaraner dog that was shot and killed by a Salt Lake police officer. If I or one of my neighbors has a missing child, I want the police to enter every nearby back yard and look for the child. If I owned a dog and it threatened a police officer and he killed it, I’d be heartbroken and angry. But I’d say, “I’m sorry my dog threatened the officer. It is an unfortunate incident and perhaps police should have better training and/or equipment to protect themselves from attacking dogs. ...</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> 58310550@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:37:29 MDT NY police chokehold death to go to grand jury http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58312925-68/garner-grand-jury-donovan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58312925-68/garner-grand-jury-donovan.html.csp">NY police chokehold death to go to grand jury</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T10:21:02.247-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 10:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A New York prosecutor said Tuesday he would ask a grand jury to consider charges in the death of a black man placed in an apparent chokehold by a white police officer. Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan announced Tuesday that an extra grand jury will be asked to hear evidence next month in the July 17 death of Eric Garner. “I assure the public that I am committed to conducting a fair, thorough and responsible investigation into Mr. Garner’s death, and that I will go wherev...</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> 58312925@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:21:02 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 Police identify officer, allege teen stole cigars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58300120-68/brown-officer-police-store.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58300120-68/brown-officer-police-store.html.csp">Police identify officer, allege teen stole cigars</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID A. LIEB</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and ALAN SCHER ZAGIER </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T19:00:33.174-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 07:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ferguson, Mo. • Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store in a “strong-arm” robbery shortly before he was killed. Darren Wilson is a six-year veteran of the Ferguson Police Department in suburban St. Louis who encountered Michael Brown shortly after a 911 call reporting the robbery, Police Chief Thomas Jackson said. He released no o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583001202014-08-15T19:00:33.174-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-15T19:00:33.174-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58300120@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:00:33 MDT Turmoil, tear gas give way to hope in Ferguson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58300116-68/police-brown-officer-ferguson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58300116-68/police-brown-officer-ferguson.html.csp">Turmoil, tear gas give way to hope in Ferguson</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T07:39:02.956-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 07:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ferguson, Mo. • County police in riot gear and armored tanks gave way to state troopers walking side-by-side with thousands of peaceful protesters after nearly a week of unrest and mounting public tension in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was shot by a city police officer. The dramatic shift Thursday came after Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon assigned oversight of the protests to the state Highway Patrol, stripping local police from the St. Louis County Police Department of their autho...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583001162014-08-15T07:39:02.956-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-15T07:39:02.956-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58300116@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:39:02 MDT Governor promises ‘a different tone’ in police action at protests http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58296873-68/police-officer-brown-ferguson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58296873-68/police-officer-brown-ferguson.html.csp">Governor promises ‘a different tone’ in police action at protests</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID A. LIEB and JIM SALTER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T21:57:44.136-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 09:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ferguson, Mo. • Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Thursday that unspecified “operational shifts” are ahead for law enforcement in the St. Louis suburb that has been the scene of violent protests since a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. Speaking at a meeting of clergy and community members, the governor told the audience that “you all will see a different tone” in law enforcement’s response to the demonstrations in the town of Ferguson. Nixon did not elaborate on the changes ahea...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582968732014-08-14T21:57:44.136-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T21:57:44.136-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58296873@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:57:44 MDT Pressure builds on chief to release officer’s name in fatal shooting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58294462-68/officer-brown-police-shooting.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58294462-68/officer-brown-police-shooting.html.csp">Pressure builds on chief to release officer’s name in fatal shooting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM SUHR </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JIM SALTER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T19:41:31.729-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 07:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ferguson, Mo. • The police chief of a St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death said Wednesday he won’t be pressured into publicly identifying the officer despite mounting demands from clergy, protesters and even hackers. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, who has been the public face of the city torn by Saturday’s death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, told reporters the St. Louis County investigation of the shooting could tak...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582944622014-08-13T19:41:31.729-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T19:41:31.729-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58294462@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:41:31 MDT