Rape kit law speeds up testing process

Gov. Gary Herbert signed House Bill 200 on March 22, which now requires local law enforcement agencies to submit sexual assault kits to state forensic labs for testing within 30 days of retrieval. March 29, 2017 Some advocates for sexual assault victims are praising Utah's new legislation regarding the processing of rape kits. Gov. Gary Herber...
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DNA evidence led to arrest in killing of 84-year-old man

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Bad Day at Red Rock

Davidson, however, was not leaving without a fight. On Dec. 13, 2016 she sent a letter to Moab's mayor Dave Sakrison notifying him and the city that she was suing them for close to $2 million for firing her because, she alleged, she had "raised her concerns to the Mayor and FBI about wrongful conduct by members of the City's Police Department," Jan...
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Former deputy sentenced on drug, tampering charges

Sun Advocate, sunad.com BYLINE: C.J. McMANUS, Sun Advocate associate editor Carbon County, UT Former Carbon County Sheriff's Sgt. Christopher Howard Basso, 38, was sentenced on Monday to 30 days in jail and three years probation for pleading guilty to drug possession and tam...
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Ex-Carbon Deputy Gets Jail for Stealing Evidence

KUTV CBS 2, kutv.com BYLINE: The Associated Press Carbon Co. UT PRICE, Utah (AP) — A former Carbon County sheriff's sergeant accused of taking drugs from the department's evidence room has been ordered to 30 days in jail. Christopher Howard Basso was also sentenced this week...
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Former police officer accused of theft found dead

KSL Broadcasting Salt Lake City UT, ksl.com BYLINE: Pat Reavy Park City, UT SOUTH SALT LAKE — A former Park City police officer convicted of embezzling money from the department's evidence room and the Fraternal Order of Police was found dead of an apparent suicide Monday, t...
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West Valley police officer accused of stealing painkillers from a dead person

Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., ABC 4 UTAH, abc4.com BYLINE: Brian Carlson West Valley City, UT WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Another West Valley police officer is being accused of some serious wrong-doing. In recent months West Valley officers have faced allegations of ...
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West Valley City may refile dismissed felonies as misdemeanors

The Salt Lake Tribune, sltrib.com BYLINE: Janelle Stecklein | The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake County, UT Review » Some of nearly 100 dismissed felony cases could be refiled in court as misdemeanors; attorney calls the idea a “colossal waste of time.” W...
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