On Tuesday evening, the Salt Lake City Council is expected to finalize $8.5 million in raises for officers. Some community members feel like the funding increases show the city has ignored calls to defund the police.
The South Salt Lake City Council recently voted to create a civilian review board for its police department. The decision stems from last year’s protests against police brutality, but activists say it doesn’t go far enough.
Members of Utah law enforcement agencies were recently introduced to a de-escalation training focused on building relationships with communities. Now, one state legislator wants to require police across the state to take it.