Overview

In May 2018, West Jordan police shot a killed a man after an alleged robbery (story here). In the days after, two officers involved in that shooting sat for internal interviews with an investigator. In late 2020, Parsons Behle & Latimer client The Salt Lake Tribune asked for copies of those interviews, as part of a project assembling a database of Utah police shootings. West Jordan refused to release those records (story here), and The Tribune challenged that access denial in an appeal to the district court. The week of Aug. 7, Judge Trease issued a ruling granting the Tribune’s Motion for Summary Judgment and ordering West Jordan to turn over those records, with minimal redactions. With those records in hand, The Tribune’s reporting team has continued its crucial and thorough reporting on police shootings in Utah (story here and here).

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