OFFICERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/OFFICERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah lawmakers support sending military weapons to police http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58393675-78/police-lowe-fuhr-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58393675-78/police-lowe-fuhr-utah.html.csp">Utah lawmakers support sending military weapons to police</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="2014-09-17T16:37:58.736-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two Utah legislators on Wednesday defended local police using surplus military weapons and equipment obtained through a federal program. The legislators were responding to Marina Lowe, a staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah. She told lawmakers during a hearing at the Capitol the weapon transfers, called the 1033 Program, were helping to “militarize” local police by giving them what “war fighters” use to combat an enemy. (Click here to see what weapons were sent to you...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58393675@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:37:58 MDT Letter: Time to put a camera on every officer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58420354-82/camera-death-officers-person.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58420354-82/camera-death-officers-person.html.csp">Letter: Time to put a camera on every officer</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T16:55:49.857-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 04:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">We need to mandate, as a state, that all police officers be required to wear a camera of some sort so that these questions of their response to situations they deem a threat that result in the death of a person can be answered with the truth. There has to be some way to establish accountability when a person is shot to death rather than just the word of the people involved. David G. Payne 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> 58420354@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:55:49 MDT Evidence disputed in Saratoga Springs shooting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58417540-78/police-hunt-shooting-family.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58417540-78/police-hunt-shooting-family.html.csp">Evidence disputed in Saratoga Springs shooting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T10:07:46.479-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 10:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While national attention is now focusing on whether two Saratoga Springs police officers shot and killed a young black man because of his race, the various sides sparred Monday over which version of what happened is supported by emerging evidence. Randall Edwards, attorney for the family of Darrien Hunt, said more witnesses came forward to support the family’s version that the 22-year-old was trying to flee police Wednesday when he was shot in the back. He said no witnesses — nor independent aut...</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> 58417540@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:07:46 MDT 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 No lights? Arrested Utah bicyclist had more than that to worry about http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58416330-78/possession-lake-salt-arrested.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58416330-78/possession-lake-salt-arrested.html.csp">No lights? Arrested Utah bicyclist had more than that to worry about</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="2014-09-15T17:57:49.791-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 05:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One of two men stopped for riding bicycles without lights in the predawn, west Salt Lake City darkness was arrested after fleeing police and being found in possession of drugs and stolen property. Salt Lake City police say officers stopped the bicyclists about 4 a.m. Sunday near 100 S. 500 West and learned one of them, a 23-year-old male, was wanted on outstanding felony warrants. When he was notified of the warrants, the man fled on foot. Officers found him a few blocks away near the Road Home ...</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> 58416330@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:57:49 MDT Utah prison inmate death: Investigators waiting on autopsy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58416398-78/lucas-inmate-prison-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58416398-78/lucas-inmate-prison-utah.html.csp">Utah prison inmate death: Investigators waiting on autopsy</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="2014-09-15T12:57:25.965-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 12:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Investigators on Monday were awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine whether a Utah State Prison inmate died over the weekend from injuries in a fight or a separate medical problem. Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal, whose agency is investigating the Saturday night death of 25-year-old Christopher Lee Lucas for the Utah Department of Corrections, could not provide a firm estimate for when the State Medical Examiner would complete the post mortem. On Saturday, Corrections officers saw Lucas...</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> 58416398@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:57:25 MDT Achieving diversity in police ranks no easy task http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413178-68/police-says-department-black.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413178-68/police-says-department-black.html.csp">Achieving diversity in police ranks no easy task</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALLEN G. BREED and SHARON COHEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP National Writers</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T15:05:02.12-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 03:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When he took over as police chief last year in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights, it didn’t take Bill Carson long to see he had a serious diversity problem. Of the department’s 79 sworn officers, just one was black and one Hispanic. Carson quickly issued a plan that included advertising in the local black newspaper, outreach to groups like the NAACP and participation in job fairs at area colleges with large minority student bodies. Of 81 applicants in his first hiring round, only four wer...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584131782014-09-14T15:05:02.12-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-14T15:05:02.12-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58413178@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:05:02 MDT Prison inmate dies following fight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58412751-78/lucas-inmate-prison-officers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58412751-78/lucas-inmate-prison-officers.html.csp">Prison inmate dies following fight</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="2014-09-15T08:44:06.755-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 08:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Utah State Prison inmate died Saturday night after corrections officers broke up a fight between him and another inmate. Officers saw Christopher Lee Lucas, 25, and another inmate fighting in a cell and told them to stop, but the orders were ignored, according to a prison news release. The officers then used pepper spray, and as the officers walked Lucas out of the cell, he collapsed. Lucas was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 6:45 p.m. His body has been transferred t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58412751@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:44:06 MDT Gunshots lead to two Holladay police chases http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58412609-78/officers-police-hoyal-cadillac.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58412609-78/officers-police-hoyal-cadillac.html.csp">Gunshots lead to two Holladay police chases</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="2014-09-15T08:44:06.708-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 08:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Unified police want the public’s help identifying a suspect who eluded them in one police chase, and a vehicle that got away in a second, but related, chase. Officers at the Unified Police Department’s Holladay substation heard gunshots nearby at 2:44 a.m. Sunday, said police Lt. Justin Hoyal. They went out to investigate and found a white Cadillac and a white Chevy Cavalier in the area of 4500 S. 2300 East, both driving at a high rate of speed and without their lights on, Hoyal said. Officers ...</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> 58412609@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:44:06 MDT Hostage-taking, shotgun-toting S. Utah bank robbery identified http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58406655-78/schroff-bank-police-george.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58406655-78/schroff-bank-police-george.html.csp">Hostage-taking, shotgun-toting S. Utah bank robbery identified</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T22:46:03.349-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 10:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Washington County Attorney’s Office on Friday identified a hostage-taking bank robber shot dead by police as a 37-year-old St. George man. Barry Golding, director of investigations for the county’s Critical Incident Task Force, said it was Benjamin Jay Schroff, wearing a false beard and wig and armed with a handgun and shotgun, who held up a St. George Zions Bank branch about 1:45 p.m. Thursday. At gunpoint, Schroff demanded and received cash from tellers and then fled with two female bank ...</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> 58406655@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:46:03 MDT Letter: Safer to treat them like wild animals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58406802-82/police-shootings-wild-animal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58406802-82/police-shootings-wild-animal.html.csp">Letter: Safer to treat them like wild animals</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T18:38:35.493-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 06:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I would like to offer an observation regarding the many recent fatal police shootings we have been reading about lately. Especially in light of the two most recent shootings described in the Tribune (“Police involved in two fatal shootings,” Sept. 11). Please observe and compare the contrasting methods and outcomes between our police and our Division of Natural Resources. Doesn’t it seems odd that our natural resources officers from the Division of Wildlife Services can corner a wild mountain l...</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> 58406802@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:38:35 MDT Robbery suspect shot and killed by police http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58403740-78/police-officers-shot-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58403740-78/police-officers-shot-county.html.csp">Robbery suspect shot and killed by police</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="2014-09-11T22:56:33.429-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 10:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A man suspected of robbing a St. George bank at gunpoint and kidnapping two employees as he made his getaway was shot and killed by police on Thursday. The suspect has not yet been identified, Sgt. David Crouse of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said in a written news release. Police say the incident began when a man — who was wearing a wig and fake beard and was armed, possibly with a handgun and shotgun — robbed the Zions Bank at 717 S. River Road at about 1:40 p.m. He then took two 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> 58403740@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:56:33 MDT Two fatal officer-involved shootings in 2 days in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58399196-78/shooting-police-officers-taylor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58399196-78/shooting-police-officers-taylor.html.csp">Two fatal officer-involved shootings in 2 days in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By michael mcfall and Bob mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T08:00:37.791-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 08:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Saratoga Springs • A 22-year-old man — who earlier was seen wielding a samurai sword at a convenience store — was shot and killed by police in Saratoga Springs on Wednesday morning. It was the second officer-involved shooting on the Wasatch Front in 24 hours, and comes just a month after 20-year-old Dillon Taylor was killed by police outside a outside a Salt Lake City convenience store. On Tuesday afternoon, Ogden police fatally shot an armed suspect who was wanted in an earlier attempted homi...</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> 58399196@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:00:37 MDT Man, 22, killed in Utah County officer-involved shooting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58397873-78/shooting-sword-jackson-saratoga.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58397873-78/shooting-sword-jackson-saratoga.html.csp">Man, 22, killed in Utah County officer-involved 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="2014-09-11T13:22:06.539-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 01:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Saratoga Springs • A 22-year-old man — who earlier was seen wielding a samurai sword at a convenience store — was shot and killed by police in Saratoga Springs on Wednesday morning. The Saratoga Springs shooting occurred at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday near the Top Stop Convenience Store, located at 36 W. State Road 73. Glenda Shearer told The Tribune that she talked to a Top Stop employee who told her the suspect was waving a samurai sword around outside the store. Owen Jackson, public information offic...</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> 58397873@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:22:06 MDT Editorial: Police officers have to be multi-cultural http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58393919-82/police-officers-department-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58393919-82/police-officers-department-com.html.csp">Editorial: Police officers have to be multi-cultural</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T12:28:38.451-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 12:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A good cop should be equally comfortable stepping into a church, a gay bar, a school, a strip club, a bank or a neighborhood where the folks speak any number of languages or come from any sort of ethnic or cultural roots. And once there, to enforce the law and keep the peace without fear or favor. That’s one reason why it can be hard to be a good cop. In West Valley City, new Police Chief Lee Russo leads an agency that has been singled out in a new Census data survey as one of the least “racial...</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> 58393919@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:28:38 MDT Review begins into fatal Ogden police shooting of armed suspect http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58397522-78/roskelley-officers-suspect-ogden.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58397522-78/roskelley-officers-suspect-ogden.html.csp">Review begins into fatal Ogden police shooting of armed 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="2014-09-10T16:00:48.129-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">At least two Ogden police officers were on leave Wednesday as an investigation began into their fatal shooting of an armed suspect who was wanted in an earlier attempted homicide case. Ogden police Lt. Danielle Croyle declined to provide a specific number of officers involved in the late Tuesday afternoon shooting of Christopher James Roskelley, 38, of Roy. Roskelley was a suspect in a Sept. 4 shooting at a Rite Aid parking lot near 800 24th Street in Ogden that left a 35-year-old man in critica...</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> 58397522@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:00:48 MDT West Valley City police chief stresses ‘cultural awareness’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58389153-78/percent-police-department-officers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58389153-78/percent-police-department-officers.html.csp">West Valley City police chief stresses ‘cultural awareness’</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="2014-09-09T08:22:24.626-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 08:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Responding to a news report that his department is among the least “racially balanced” in the country, West Valley City Police Chief Lee Russo stressed Monday that his force focuses on being “culturally aware” instead of just “culturally represented.” “The most critical concern is cultural awareness,” Russo said. “To make sure that every officer responds with sensitivity and respect. ... It’s really important to understand the varying cultures represented within the community.” In a story publi...</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> 58389153@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:22:24 MDT SLCPD weathers hail of ale, Tasers and arrests alleged beer thief http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58388601-78/lake-salt-suspect-ale.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58388601-78/lake-salt-suspect-ale.html.csp">SLCPD weathers hail of ale, Tasers and arrests alleged beer thief</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="2014-09-08T12:34:41.244-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 12:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The stolen beer flying through the air got her in trouble, but it was the Taser chaser that put a 38-year-old Salt Lake City woman on the ground. Salt Lake City police say the suspect tried to walk out of the Maverick store at 200 W. N. Temple about 8:30 p.m. Sunday without paying for her Bud Light. The clerk followed her outside and confronted her, only to have a brew barrage force him back. Police, summoned by a 911 call, arrived moments later. The officers, too, had to endure a hail of ale be...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58388601@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:34:41 MDT Salt Lake City suspect’s bender comes to shocking end http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58388738-78/suspect-lake-salt-police.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58388738-78/suspect-lake-salt-police.html.csp">Salt Lake City suspect’s bender comes to shocking end</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="2014-09-08T12:36:15.484-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 12:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Police say they were forced to bring a Salt Lake City man’s violent multi-day bender to a shocking denouement. Literally. The 29-year-old suspect allegedly had been drinking heavily “for several days” when officers responded to a 911 domestic violence call just after 6 p.m. Sunday, police said. An argument had broken out while he was at his mother’s home near 1100 South and Blair Street, and the suspect first assaulted the woman’s boyfriend, and then her before running down the street. Officers ...</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> 58388738@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:36:15 MDT West Valley police among the least racially balanced in the nation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58385001-68/police-department-hispanic-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58385001-68/police-department-hispanic-percent.html.csp">West Valley police among the least racially balanced in the nation</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-07T19:55:52.738-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 07:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An Associated Press analysis of Census Bureau data and Justice Department figures about law enforcement found that Hispanics are more often underrepresented in police departments around the country than are blacks, a fact also true of Utah’s West Valley City Police Department. Some of the least racially or ethnically balanced police departments: West Valley City, Utah • One-third of the population is Hispanic, yet only 6 percent of the police force was, according to the 2007 figures. In 2013,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583850012014-09-07T19:55:52.738-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-07T19:55:52.738-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58385001@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 19:55:52 MDT