Courts

Bill requires Utah jail death documentation, closes 'in-custody' reporting gap

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After dozens of deaths in Utah jails in recent years, a state senator has introduced a bill...

Government

Jail deaths reporting bill advances to Utah Senate

Jail Standards

Civil liberties groups are promoting a bill that would require Utah jails to report in-custody deaths, including cases when inmates later die at a hospital.


Courts

Ogden man given federal prison time for selling opioids on Montana tribal land

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Tacuma Wallace, 32, will serve the next 12 months and one day in prison followed by three years of supervised release for selling Oxycodone pills, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Montana.


Local

North Ogden residents file suit to halt Barker Park amphitheater construction

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Construction started last November, but a group of residents who fear the facility will be disruptive started lobbying in January against the project.


Courts

Utah inmate's death highlighted in 'debtors' prison' report

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Utah is one of 44 states that allow the jailing of debtors if they falt to appear in court or comply with orders to provide financial information to the courts in civil debt collection cases. The American Civil Liberties Union says the laws are keeping alive a “debtors’...


Police & Fire

Bill requires Utah jail death documentation, closes 'in-custody' reporting gap

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After dozens of deaths in Utah jails in recent years, a state senator has introduced a bill requiring sheriffs to report all such deaths and present treatment plans for opioid-addicted inmates.


Police & Fire

Ex-bank manager pleads guilty to stealing $565K to buy house

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Daniel Scott Frischknecht, 33, admitted draining $565,000 from a bank customer’s line of credit to buy a house in an upscale Bountiful neighborhood.


Police & Fire

Judge OKs Ogden police search that yielded meth and stolen gun

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Miguel Isaac Lucero faces 20 years in prison if he is convicted in a federal drug and firearm case. A judge on Wednesday upheld Ogden police’s seizure of evidence without a warrant in front of Lucero’s home.


Courts

Court date moved for 2 Ogden teens accused of shooting, killing woman

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Two teens accused of killing an Ogden woman briefly appeared in court Friday before having their hearing rescheduled.


Courts

Study: Utah could save money with death penalty ban; bill could make it happen

Utah Death Penalty

The report — released by the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice — says that giving someone life in prison without the possibility of parole would cost the state less than pursuing the death penalty and the appeals that come with the sentence.


Police & Fire

Utah minority offenders now even more likely to get prison sentences

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Minority offenders are increasingly likely to be sentenced to prison in Utah since major justice system changes were implemented in 2015, and officials are trying to find out why.


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