Salt Lake City Police Department http://kuer.org en Burbank Defends Police Department Amid Outrage Over Dog Shooting http://kuer.org/post/burbank-defends-police-department-amid-outrage-over-dog-shooting <p></p><p>The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating the actions of a police officer who shot and killed a dog while searching for a missing child in Sugar House. Meanwhile, Police Chief Chris Burbank says the vitriol aimed at his officers as a result of the incident has gone too far.</p><p>Earlier this month, Officer Brett Olsen entered Sean Kendall’s backyard through an unlocked gate while searching for a missing child. Saying he felt threatened, Olsen shot dead Kendall’s 2-year-old Weimaraner named Geist.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:50:11 +0000 Whittney Evans 48483 at http://kuer.org Burbank Defends Police Department Amid Outrage Over Dog Shooting Police Partner With Community in New Surveilance Effort to Clean Up the Depot District http://kuer.org/post/police-partner-community-new-surveilance-effort-clean-depot-district <p></p><p>The Salt Lake City Police Department is working with local businesses and homeowners to stamp out crime in and around Pioneer Park…with video cameras.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 22:29:06 +0000 Whittney Evans 45433 at http://kuer.org Police Partner With Community in New Surveilance Effort to Clean Up the Depot District City Council Questions Backlog of Untested Rape Evidence http://kuer.org/post/city-council-questions-backlog-untested-rape-evidence <p></p><p>The Salt Lake City Police Department has hundreds of unprocessed rape kits collecting dust on a shelf. Now the Salt Lake City council is looking into how to best manage the backlog of evidence.</p><p>Data from the Salt Lake City Police Department show 625 kits that contain physical evidence of a sexual assault are still in custody and have not been sent to the state lab for DNA testing.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:25:58 +0000 Whittney Evans 44911 at http://kuer.org City Council Questions Backlog of Untested Rape Evidence Salt Lake City Public Safety Building Nears Completion http://kuer.org/post/salt-lake-city-public-safety-building-nears-completion <p></p><p></p><p>Salt Lake City’s new public safety building is expected to produce as much energy as it uses and bring the city’s Police, Fire, and Emergency Operations Departments closer together. &nbsp;Media donned hard hats and bright orange vests last week to tour the the building, which &nbsp;is&nbsp;slated for completion this June.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:07:50 +0000 Whittney Evans 22124 at http://kuer.org Salt Lake City Public Safety Building Nears Completion Federal Grant Helps Salt Lake Area to Expand Domestic Violence Services http://kuer.org/post/federal-grant-helps-salt-lake-area-expand-domestic-violence-services <p>The YWCA kicked off their Week Without Violence Monday by announcing a $900,000 grant from the US Department of Justice to expand domestic violence services in the Salt Lake area.&nbsp;</p><p>The Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center moved into its new home at the downtown YWCA in June this year.&nbsp; At that time, the city police department started housing six detectives there.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 23:23:20 +0000 Andrea Smardon 19721 at http://kuer.org Federal Grant Helps Salt Lake Area to Expand Domestic Violence Services