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The Salt Lake City Council met Tuesday night for the first of two public meetings this month. Apart from the standard fare on the agenda — things like budget amendments, road closures, and zoning changes — they also talked about adding new less-lethal shotguns to the Salt Lake City Police Department’s arsenal.

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Fifteen law enforcement officers from three jurisdictions are on administrative leave after a major shooting, police chase and the suspect’s death Monday — an incident which officials say could have been much worse.

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Warning: the video in this story is graphic. 

Salt Lake City Police released body camera footage Wednesday of a lethal standoff in Sugar House last month. The domestic violence call ended with police shooting and killing a 32-year-old man.

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West Valley City Police released body camera footage Tuesday of two officers fatally shooting a black man accused of stealing from a cellphone store. The footage comes after community members protested over the weekend.

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Yesterday, a police officer for Granite School District shot a teenager while out on patrol in West Valley. The teenager is in critical condition and an investigation is underway.

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The fallout from the recent police shooting of a Utah man continues. District Attorney Sim Gill found a Salt Lake City police officer justified in his use of deadly force after he shot and killed Patrick Harmon in mid-August. The DA’s report is one of several legal responses that could come from Harmon’s death.

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Law enforcement officials in Salt Lake County got a private screening Thursday of a new documentary that looks at what happens to police officers in the aftermath of a shooting.  

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Salt Lake City’s police chief called for peace Friday after five police officers were shot and killed in Dallas. Meanwhile, a protest is scheduled to proceed as planned on Saturday at police headquarters.

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University of Utah students from the Entertainment Arts & Engineering video game program will be graduating in less than two weeks, and many of them are hoping to take their games to the market. Among the projects is a simulator designed to teach police officers how to de-escalate a tense encounter.

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Utahns concerned about citizens being killed or injured by police spoke up at Tuesday night’s Salt Lake City Council meeting. They’re asking for more accountability from law enforcement.

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A Unified Police Officer continues to heal after being wounded over the weekend in Holladay during a shootout that also killed an officer and the alleged shooter. 

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Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill says a newly released cell phone video of the January 2015 shooting death of James Barker by a Salt Lake City police officer, does not change the outcome of his original ruling:  that the shooting was justified.

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The family of Dillon Taylor has filed a lawsuit against Salt Lake City and South Salt Lake City. Taylor was a 20-year-old Salt Lake City man who was shot and killed by a Salt Lake City Police officer outside a convenience store last summer. The lawsuit also names individual police officers involved in the incident.

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Legislators discussed training methods for handling use of force situations Wednesday with several leaders of Utah’s law enforcement agencies.

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Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has issued an executive order directing the Civilian Review Board to modify its policy on public disclosure.

The University of Utah is holding its annual celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. This year’s theme is “Stolen Rights: Repressed. Revoked. Redefined.” Neelam Chand, communications director of the U’s Office for Equity and Diversity, talks about the thinking behind the theme and the week’s events.

Police have released a video capturing the officer-involved shooting that took place in Draper Wednesday morning.  34-year-old Jeffrey Nielson was shot and killed after he broke free from the custody of police officers who were arresting him on drug possession.

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A West Valley police officer shot and killed a man in a Draper neighborhood on Wednesday morning.

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The Utah County Attorney investigating the police shooting of Darrien Hunt says their investigation is almost over.

Utah County Attorney Tim Taylor says the Utah Medical Examiner’s autopsy report released Tuesday shed some light on the events that happened on the day of the shooting, but that their investigation had already uncovered many other details. A search warrant the courts unsealed on Wednesday revealed some of those, including a narrative of the incident.

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Attorneys for the family of Darrien Hunt released the official state autopsy report Tuesday. The 22-year-old was shot and killed by a Saratoga Springs police officer in September.