Police & Fire

State may demand death reports from jails, prisons

Prompted by a series of deaths in its jail, the Davis County Sheriff’s Office has updated its policies governing inmate suicide prevention and screening of mental health and drug withdrawal risks.

Police & Fire

Ogden leads the state with 8 reported hate crimes in 2016

Law enforcement reporting of hate crimes is fraught with contradictions and caveats, which makes Ogden’s 2016 state-leading total of eight such offenses a subject for comparative debate.


Water district blames Weber County and contractor for imperiled pipeline

OGDEN — A major drinking water pipeline in southeast Weber County could be damaged or even crushed by the tons of dirt dumped during the Skyline Drive road extension project in 2016 and never removed, a service district’s lawsuit says.


Teachers endure assaults in school for behaviorally disabled teens

Teachers are shoved, grabbed, punched, scratched and bruised. They dodge thrown objects. Obscenity-saturated insults shower the educators, who are taught to deflect and de-escalate the aggressive behavior.


'Indian Princess' Halloween contest photo removed after protests

OGDEN — The sponsor of a Halloween costume contest took down a photo of the winner, a woman wearing a Native American headdress, after several people called the regalia racially and culturally insensitive.

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Jury sides with Morgan sheriff's deputy in excessive force civil trial

FARMINGTON — A Morgan County sheriff’s deputy did not violate a woman’s state constitutional rights when he shot out her eye at the end of a police chase, a 2nd District Court jury decided.

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Police await further reports in Perry fatal crash investigation

PERRY — An Oct. 15 crash in which one teenage girl died and another suffered critical injuries remains under investigation, Perry Police Chief Ryan Arbon said Monday.


Davis sheriff staff expansion frozen pending countywide study

FARMINGTON — County officials chopped a requested 84-employee staff expansion from the 2018 budget proposed by the Davis County Sheriff’s Office.

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Jail standards author lobbies legislators, defends closed records

SALT LAKE CITY — The keeper of Utah’s jail standards on Thursday declared the 600-point framework private — off limits to deeper public scrutiny, both to prevent a tide of prisoner litigation and protect his company’s proprietary secrets.

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Layton City fights suit filed over unfounded cop 'drugging' case

LAYTON — Attorneys representing Layton City and two police officers will seek dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Subway franchise owners who say a fruitless investigation into an alleged poisoning damaged their business.

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