OFFICER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/OFFICER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Logan man shot by officers in hospital sentenced http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58418162-78/burr-hospital-logan-officers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58418162-78/burr-hospital-logan-officers.html.csp">Logan man shot by officers in hospital sentenced</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T22:58:36.592-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 10:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Logan man who was shot by law enforcement officers after brandishing two handguns at hospital workers and demanding to see a doctor was sentenced Monday to one to 15 years in prison. Jason James Burr, 34, pleaded guilty in July to one count of second-degree felony aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon and one count each of third-degree felony aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon and use of a firearm by a restricted person. Five other criminal counts were dropped. He faced up to 25 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58418162@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:58:36 MDT Utah Marine accused of desertion recommended for court martial http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58403094-90/hassoun-marine-faraj-lebanon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58403094-90/hassoun-marine-faraj-lebanon.html.csp">Utah Marine accused of desertion recommended for court martial</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JONATHAN DREW</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T20:33:11.25-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 08:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Raleigh, N.C. • A Marine hearing officer has recommended a court martial for a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago and later winding up in Lebanon for eight years, a defense lawyer said Friday. Defense attorney Haytham Faraj said the officer overseeing the military equivalent of a grand jury recommended that 34-year-old Cpl. Wassef Hassoun face a general court martial on all charges against him. A Marine general will have the final say on whether to try Hassoun. Faraj said the hea...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584030942014-09-11T20:33:11.25-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T20:33:11.25-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58403094@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:33:11 MDT Letter: WVC errs in dropping Civil Service Commission http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58398245-82/civil-commission-service-hearing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58398245-82/civil-commission-service-hearing.html.csp">Letter: WVC errs in dropping Civil Service Commission</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T16:49:01.37-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 04:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I read that the West Valley City Council has replaced the Civil Service Commission with a hearing officer. Also the article indicates that there was no public comment on the appointment. It is difficult for me to understand the logic behind this move. To vest life-altering decisions in one person rather than a group of diverse life experiences is, in my opinion, a big mistake. What are they thinking? Harry W. Patrick Salt Lake City</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> 58398245@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:49:01 MDT 1980s New York subway shooter Bernie Goetz marijuana case dismissed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58397594-68/goetz-case-marijuana-officer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58397594-68/goetz-case-marijuana-officer.html.csp">1980s New York subway shooter Bernie Goetz marijuana case dismissed</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T17:05:16.182-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 05:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A low-level marijuana case against 1980s subway shooter Bernie Goetz has been dismissed after a judge concluded the clock ran out for trying it. Goetz was busted in December on charges he sold $30 worth of marijuana to an undercover officer he’d been flirting with in Union Square park. He was offered a plea deal involving 10 days of community service. Goetz rejected it for a host of reasons, saying he felt coerced into taking the money from the undercover officer and that police are t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583975942014-09-10T17:05:16.182-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T17:05:16.182-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58397594@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:05:16 MDT West Valley replaces civil-service board with hearing officer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58395753-78/officer-board-hearing-hibbert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58395753-78/officer-board-hearing-hibbert.html.csp">West Valley replaces civil-service board with hearing officer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mallory Jesperson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T08:08:36.362-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 08:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Valley City • The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to hire attorney Melinda Checketts Hibbert as the new employee-discipline hearing officer to replace the disbanded Civil Service Commission.  Hibbert will be responsible for hearing job-disciplinary appeals from police and firefighters. There was no public comment on the appointment. A selection committee, including Councilman Lars Nordfelt and Amy Critchley, of the city’s human resources office, interviewed more than seven ca...</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> 58395753@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:08:36 MDT Davis deputy, SUV crash in Syracuse — 2 hurt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58388392-78/deputy-suv-woman-crash.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58388392-78/deputy-suv-woman-crash.html.csp">Davis deputy, SUV crash in Syracuse — 2 hurt</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T15:35:22.966-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 03:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Syracuse police on Monday were investigating a weekend crash between a Davis County sheriff’s deputy cruiser and an SUV that sent the officer and a woman to the hospital. Police Officer Erin Behm confirmed that neither the deputy nor the woman, who was a passenger in the SUV, suffered life-threatening injuries in the 5 p.m. Sunday accident. The collision reportedly occurred when the eastbound deputy, who had activated both his emergency lights and siren, hit the southbound SUV near 700 South and...</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> 58388392@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:35:22 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 Idaho police chief says dog shooting violated policy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58382136-68/kelley-officer-dog-police.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58382136-68/kelley-officer-dog-police.html.csp">Idaho police chief says dog shooting violated policy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-06T15:39:02.889-06:00">Updated Sep 6, 2014 03:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Coeur d’Alene, Idaho • Internal police reviews found that a Coeur d’Alene officer’s shooting of a pet dog in a parked van violated policy, but the officer is still employed by the department, the police chief said. The reviews concluded Officer Dave Kelley’s July 9 shooting of the 2-year-old Labrador retriever mix named Arfee was not a reasonable use of force, Chief Lee White said Friday. “An argument can be made that Officer Kelley’s decision to shoot was reasonable when the dog lunged through ...</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> 58382136@www.sltrib.com Sat, 06 Sep 2014 15:39:02 MDT Editorial: Police body cams useful, but no substitute for professionalism http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58369788-82/police-officers-body-cameras.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58369788-82/police-officers-body-cameras.html.csp">Editorial: Police body cams useful, but no substitute for professionalism</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T13:56:01.964-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 01:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">More information is almost always better than less. Especially when police officers are investigating crimes. And when others are investigating the conduct of those police officers. So, of course, the 83 percent of Utahns who, according to a new Utahpolicy.com poll, think police officers should wear body cameras while on duty are correct. Just as long as they don’t think technological wonders will solve all the problems associated with violence in the streets and the public’s faith in their law...</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> 58369788@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:56:01 MDT Activist sues Salt Lake police over questioning by off-duty officer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58375406-78/police-fruhwirth-refinery-officer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58375406-78/police-fruhwirth-refinery-officer.html.csp">Activist sues Salt Lake police over questioning by off-duty officer</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="2014-09-05T12:00:45.232-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 12:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A community activist and freelance journalist is suing over his questioning by an off-duty Salt Lake City police officer as he was filming a flare burning from a smokestack at the Tesoro oil refinery. The federal court lawsuit claims Salt Lake City police Officer Yvette Zayas did not have a reasonable cause to detain and question Jesse Fruhwirth as he filmed a flame above the refinery at 950 North and 400 West. Fruhwirth posted video online that showed parts of the Dec. 20, 2013, encounter whil...</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> 58375406@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:00:45 MDT North Ogden weighs $50 truancy fine for students http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58377848-78/students-north-ogden-fine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58377848-78/students-north-ogden-fine.html.csp">North Ogden weighs $50 truancy fine for students</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T22:10:58.154-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 10:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">North Ogden • The city of North Ogden is considering issuing $50 fines to youths who skip school. The city council will vote in the coming weeks on a daytime curfew for those under 17. Exceptions would be made for homeschooled students or students at lunch or on the way to a doctor’s appointment. The Standard-Examiner reports that students would get a warning on a first offense. Second offenses would net students a $50 fine and appearance in youth court. North Ogden police Officer Jeremy Hindes ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583778482014-09-05T22:10:58.154-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T22:10:58.154-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58377848@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 22:10:58 MDT Utah prosecutor: Decision in 2 weeks in Dillon Taylor shooting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58374380-78/taylor-lake-salt-shooting.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58374380-78/taylor-lake-salt-shooting.html.csp">Utah prosecutor: Decision in 2 weeks in Dillon Taylor shooting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By erin alberty</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-06T23:03:27.939-06:00">Updated Sep 6, 2014 11:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Prosecutors say that within two weeks they expect to have a decision as to whether a Salt Lake City police officer was justified in shooting 20-year-old Dillon Taylor on Aug. 11 outside a convenience store. Investigators from South Salt Lake delivered their findings to Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill on Tuesday, Gill said. Prosecutors had some questions after initially reviewing the case and now are hunkering down to examine all the material. “We’ve got a lot of information to go th...</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> 58374380@www.sltrib.com Sat, 06 Sep 2014 23:03:27 MDT Amazon’s chief financial officer to retire next June http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58368836-79/amazon-szkutak-chief-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58368836-79/amazon-szkutak-chief-company.html.csp">Amazon’s chief financial officer to retire next June</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T09:35:01.982-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 09:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">NEW YORK • Amazon.com says its chief financial officer, Thomas Szkutak, will retire after 12 years on the job in June 2015. The e-commerce site says he will be replaced by Brian Olsavsky, vice president of finance for the company’s global consumer business. Szkutak and Olsavsky joined Amazon in 2002, Szkutak as CFO and Olsavsky vice president of finance. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said Szkutak helped the company expand into different product categories and geographies over the past 12 yea...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583688362014-09-03T09:35:01.982-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T09:35:01.982-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58368836@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 09:35:01 MDT Draper honors police Sgt. Derek Johnson on anniversary of his slaying http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58358501-78/johnson-draper-police-derek.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58358501-78/johnson-draper-police-derek.html.csp">Draper honors police Sgt. Derek Johnson on anniversary of his slaying</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="2014-09-02T11:02:58.037-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 11:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Shante Johnson was in seventh grade when she began leaving notes from a secret admirer in the locker of her husband-to-be. “Derek and I are soulmates,” she said tearfully Monday night, one year after Draper Sgt. Derek Johnson was gunned down at the end of a graveyard shift. “I don’t think many 12-year-olds make it to the altar of eternity and stay that way.” After a year of somber, heartbreaking services, Monday’s memorial brought both laughter and tears to the 200 friends, relatives, colleagu...</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> 58358501@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:02:58 MDT No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361153-68/brown-wilson-jones-officer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361153-68/brown-wilson-jones-officer.html.csp">No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JESSE WASHINGTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP National Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T11:15:02.414-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 11:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">St. Louis • Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception. Stephens was wearing a T-shirt printed with a police shield bearing the phrase “OFFICER DARREN WILSON I STAND BY YOU,” as part of a rally supporting the white policeman who killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was unarmed. Jones was across the street, holding up a sign that said, in blood-red letters: “Darren Wilson is a Murderer.” There was no overl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583611532014-09-01T11:15:02.414-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-01T11:15:02.414-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58361153@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:15:02 MDT Ferguson’s flashpoint sparks national outrage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58358560-68/police-brown-ferguson-black.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58358560-68/police-brown-ferguson-black.html.csp">Ferguson’s flashpoint sparks national outrage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MELLEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T11:44:02.093-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 11:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the hands of police and all have been united by one thing: the killing of Michael Brown. Details may differ, circumstances of their deaths may remain unknown, but the outrage that erupted after the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of the unarmed, black 18-year-old by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has become a r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583585602014-08-31T11:44:02.093-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-31T11:44:02.093-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58358560@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:44:02 MDT 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