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(Rick Bowmer | AP) Aaron James is arrested by Cottonwood Heights Police during a march Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. James was among eight people arrested by Cottonwood Heights Police in August. He is the father of Zane James, a 19-year-old white man who was shot and killed by a Cottonwood Heights Police officer in 2018 as he fled the scene of a robbery. Now, they are suing the city, claiming officers attacked the teen’s father and brother at a peaceful protest over his death last year.

Family of man shot by police sues Cottonwood Heights, alleging they were brutalized at protest

By Sara Tabin | May 8, 2021, 12:56 a.m.

(Trent Nelson | Tribune file photo) Protesters march against police violence in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Lawmakers in more than 20 states including Utah have considered bills this year to make the disciplinary records of police officers public or to share them with other agencies.

Police violence prompts state debates over releasing officer records

By Colleen Slevin | The Associated Press | May 2, 2021, 8:42 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Demonstrators honk their horns as they drive in downtown Salt Lake City, during a rally for justice for George Floyd, in solidarity with Minneapolis, as Derek Chauvin's trial starts on Monday, the rally was sponsored by Utah Against Police Brutality, on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

Utahns protest George Floyd’s death with car caravan

By Sara Tabin | March 7, 2021, 1:03 a.m.

Names of officers who shot man in Cedar City released

By Sara Tabin | February 24, 2021, 5:08 a.m.

(Courtesy of the Ogden Police Department) Photo of Dino Morales, who died after being shot by Ogden police officers.

Man shot and killed by Ogden police identified

By Sara Tabin | February 19, 2021, 2:21 a.m.

(Rick Egan  | Tribune file photo)  Children at the Jewish Community Center walk like mummies to help with social distancing as they take a nature walk on July 2, 2020.

Mitt Romney seeks monthly payments for kids of up to $350, replacing welfare, tax credits

By Lee Davidson | February 5, 2021, 12:07 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo) People hold cellphones while driving in the Salt Lake Valley in early 2019. The Legislature is again considering a bill banning hand-held phone use while driving.

Lawmaker again seeks stricter ban on cellphones while driving

By Lee Davidson | January 25, 2021, 9:29 p.m.

(Screenshot via Salt Lake City Police Department) Salt Lake City police shot and killed 34-year-old Andrew Preece on July 25, 2020, after responding to a call that two men had been fighting outside a Smith's at 455 S. 500 East.

Utah Attorney General’s Office ‘surprised’ police shot at so many people in 2020

By Paighten Harkins | Jessica Miller | January 11, 2021, 4:38 p.m.

(Courtesy of FRONTLINE) Victoria Thomas recalls the police shooting that killed her son, Marc Neal, on Feb. 3, 2020.

‘Constant breaking of your heart:’ How Utah police respond to mental health crises

By Jessica Miller | Paighten Harkins | March 12, 2021, 7:44 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of ABC) Sgt. Grey (Richard T. Jones) takes Officer Nolan (Nathan Fillion) into custody in the Season 3 premiere of "The Rookie."

‘The Rookie’ is trying to be a different police show in the age of Black Lives Matter

By Scott D. Pierce | January 5, 2021, 3:04 a.m.

Look back at a momentous 2020 on this week’s ‘Behind the Headlines’

By The Salt Lake Tribune | December 31, 2020, 11:56 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) It has been a tumultuous 2020 with a magnitude 5.7 earthquake shaking the Salt Lake Valley, hurricane-force winds toppling thousands of trees, raging wildfires forcing record evacuations, protests against racism and police violence snaking through city streets and, of course, the coronavirus casting a pall over everything. Along the way, Spencer Cox will become Utah's first new governor in more than a decade, Mitt Romney made history with his vote to oust a president from his own party, and the parents of slain student athlete Lauren McCluskey settled their lawsuit with the University of Utah.

Utah in 2020: With COVID, an earthquake, winds and fires, it was a year many may like to forget — but never will

By David Noyce | December 30, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |   Tribune file photo) Protesters march against police brutality in Salt Lake City on Thursday, June 4, 2020. A Utah state lawmaker may be backing off -- or at least revising -- his proposed bill to create a criminal defense for accidentally running over a protester.

After meeting with Black Lives Matter, a Utah Republican may ditch bill that could shield drivers who accidentally kill protesters

By Bethany Rodgers | December 10, 2020, 2:13 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | Tribune file photo) Hundreds become aggressive in downtown Salt Lake City on Saturday, May 30, 2020, to protest the death of George Floyd.

Salt Lake City officer who shoved an elderly man won’t face criminal charges — at the victim’s request

By Paighten Harkins | December 5, 2020, 1:28 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera, Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown, and Brian Redd, Utah Department of Public Safety at a news conference in Salt Lake City on Tuesday April 9, 2019 addressing a crime spree and shootout the day before.

Salt Lake County sheriff to serve on national task force to study police violence

By Sara Tabin | December 2, 2020, 10:31 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Hundreds become aggressive in downtown Salt Lake City  on Saturday, May 30, 2020, to protest the death of George Floyd, the man who died earlier this week after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck.

Salt Lake City officer used ‘improper’ force when he pushed down an elderly man

By Paighten Harkins | November 26, 2020, 9:58 p.m.