OFFICER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/OFFICER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) S. Jordan police hunt for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58236090-78/suspect-monard-armed-dangerous.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58236090-78/suspect-monard-armed-dangerous.html.csp">S. Jordan police hunt for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect</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="2014-07-29T10:16:01.822-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 10:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">South Jordan police were looking Tuesday for an armed and dangerous robbery suspect who abandoned his getaway vehicle and fled on foot. SJPD spokesman Samuel Winkler said the suspect — identified as known gang member Dennis James Monard — was confronted about 8 p.m. Monday by a Walmart store security officer who suspected he had been shoplifting. The 37-year-old Monard — described as 6-foot-1, 160 pounds, with hazel eyes, short brown hair and with tattoos on his arms, legs and neck — allegedly p...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58236090@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:16:01 MDT Former judge to defend WVC officer in Danielle Willard shooting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58228468-78/cowley-cassell-willard-gill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58228468-78/cowley-cassell-willard-gill.html.csp">Former judge to defend WVC officer in Danielle Willard shooting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T10:01:18.501-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 10:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A former federal judge is joining the defense team for the officer who killed Danielle Willard. Paul Cassell, who is a University of Utah law professor, said in a letter to the officer’s supporters that he has reviewed the evidence in the case and does not think charges should have been filed against Shaun Cowley. Cassell wrote that he is joining the defense team because “of my concern that a guilty verdict in this case will jeopardize the safety of the community by making police officers fea...</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> 58228468@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:01:18 MDT Cops: ‘Spider-Man’ slugged officer in NYC’s Times Square http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58232411-68/officer-bishop-police-spider.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58232411-68/officer-bishop-police-spider.html.csp">Cops: ‘Spider-Man’ slugged officer in NYC’s Times Square</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL R. SISAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T08:28:02.325-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 08:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square. Junior Bishop, 25, of Brooklyn, was charged with assaulting an officer, resisting arrest and criminal mischief. The New York Police Department said the officer assaulted Saturday — an 18-month veteran and one of about 50 officers patrolling the bustling tourist area — stepped in after Bishop demanded at least $5 from a woman he posed for a picture wi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582324112014-07-28T08:28:02.325-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T08:28:02.325-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232411@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:28:02 MDT Charges filed against Utah man arrested after high-speed chase http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58225619-78/chase-police-arrested-officer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58225619-78/chase-police-arrested-officer.html.csp">Charges filed against Utah man arrested after high-speed chase</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="2014-07-25T20:44:02.29-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 08:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A West Jordan man who was arrested last Christmas Eve after a high speed chase was charged Friday in 4th District Court. The 42-year-old man is accused of fleeing from police after he and an accomplice allegedly stole tools from Wal-Mart in Springville on Dec. 24, according to a probable cause statement. The chase began in the Wal-Mart’s parking lot when a Springville police officer ordered the suspects, whom a store security guard had seen stealing the tools, to stop pulling out of their parkin...</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> 58225619@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:44:02 MDT ICE agent indicted for violating Constitution http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58199056-78/agent-indicted-constitution-enforcement.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58199056-78/agent-indicted-constitution-enforcement.html.csp">ICE agent indicted for violating Constitution</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="2014-07-19T12:21:36.702-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 12:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent has been indicted in Utah for allegedly slamming a man’s face into the floor. The agent, Jon Martinson Jr., is due to be arraigned in Utah’s federal court the morning of July 29. He was indicted last month with violating the man’s Constitutional rights while acting as an officer. The alleged victim is only identified by his initials in the indictment, which does not confirm whether he was in the country illegally. On July 3, 2013, “[Martinson] slamme...</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> 58199056@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:21:36 MDT Police detail what went wrong in fatal shootout with Matthew David Stewart http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58190599-78/stewart-police-officers-ogden.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58190599-78/stewart-police-officers-ogden.html.csp">Police detail what went wrong in fatal shootout with Matthew David Stewart</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By jessica miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T11:54:35.745-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 11:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ogden • Police Chief Mike Ashment had a difficult task before him: In the aftermath of a shootout in which one of his officers was killed and several others were wounded, he had to identify where the officers went wrong — even though, in his mind, they were heroes. “Once this thing went sideways, they did everything heroic, and over and above, [they] performed outstanding things,” Ashment said of the January 2012 shooting that erupted as Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force agents served a knock...</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> 58190599@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:54:35 MDT Man accused of being ‘BYU groper’ is charged http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57807626-200/campus-lemmon-byu-fletcher.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57807626-200/campus-lemmon-byu-fletcher.html.csp">Man accused of being ‘BYU groper’ is charged</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="2014-07-17T11:18:19.84-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 11:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A man who gained notoriety for allegedly committing more than a dozen sexual assaults on Brigham Young University’s campus was charged Thursday with two misdemeanors. Nathan Eric Fletcher, 22, whose alleged misdeeds earned him the nickname of the “BYU groper,” has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor sexual battery. He could face up to a year in jail for each count, and more charges may be coming. “These are two cases of the 16 that were ready to be presented to the prosecutors office,” ...</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> 57807626@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:18:19 MDT West Valley City pulls plug on civil service commission http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58183547-90/commission-hearing-officer-appeals.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58183547-90/commission-hearing-officer-appeals.html.csp">West Valley City pulls plug on civil service commission</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By courtney tanner</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T22:30:27.706-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 10:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The West Valley City Council voted 4-2 on Tuesday night to dissolve the Civil Service Commission responsible for hearing appeals from firefighters and police, including the current investigation into the firing of officer Shaun Cowley, who faces separate criminal charges in the shooting death of Danielle Willard. The council also voted unanimously to replace the commission with a hearing officer who will act as a judge for appeals by all city employees, a workforce of about 1,000. Keith Stoney, ...</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> 58183547@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:30:27 MDT Man shot by W. Jordan police out of the hospital, in jail http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58188566-78/peterson-police-shot-jordan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58188566-78/peterson-police-shot-jordan.html.csp">Man shot by W. Jordan police out of the hospital, in jail</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="2014-07-15T22:22:02.12-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 10:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A man shot by police last week in West Jordan has been released from the hospital and booked into the Salt Lake County jail. Timothy James Peterson, 31, was shot by an officer early Thursday at the Jordan Landing shopping complex after the officer recognized Peterson as someone who was wanted on warrants and had previously threatened police, the West Jordan police department has reported. Peterson was booked Monday on those warrants; he is suspected of drug and traffic violations. Police have r...</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> 58188566@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:22:02 MDT Balko: The grammar of police shootings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58186021-82/police-deputy-shot-officer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58186021-82/police-deputy-shot-officer.html.csp">Balko: The grammar of police shootings</a></h4>