Tonight: Watch ‘Shots Fired,’ a film about police shootings in Utah

Reporters from The Salt Lake Tribune and FRONTLINE collaborate to explore police violence in Utah.

"Shots Fired," a documentary from The Salt Lake Tribune and the PBS series FRONTLINE aired in 2021.

A team of reporters from The Salt Lake Tribune and the PBS series FRONTLINE spent a year gathering information on police shootings in Utah.

They requested hundreds of police records, watched hours of body camera footage and talked to dozens of families. This work has led to a series of investigative reports, and now it will be featured in a new documentary called “Shots Fired.”

The film will air on PBS Utah at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23. It will be available to stream after that on FRONTLINE’s website and at sltrib.com. It will explore police training, tactics and accountability. It will also look at racial disparities in police shootings.

The Tribune and FRONTLINE will continue to publish stories based on the expanded database in the weeks and months to come. Those stories, including a recent piece on why the police shoot to kill, not wound, can be found at sltrib.com/shotsfired.