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University of Utah Police Cars | Chronicle archives.

Chief Safety Officer and Chief of Police Outline Plans for Officer Training

By Joseph Moss, News Writer March 24, 2020

  Chief Safety Officer Marlon Lynch and Chief of Police Rodney Chatman plan to revamp police training at the University of Utah. During the event “Reframing the Conversation: Expanding the...

Headshot of Chief of Police Rodney Chatman. (Courtesy University of Utah)

Get to Know the New University of Utah Police Chief

By Marshall Foster, News Writer February 17, 2020

  Today, Rodney Chatman starts at the University of Utah's new chief of police. On Jan. 9, 2020, the U announced that Chatman had been named the new Chief of Police of the U's Department of...

(Courtesy of Dale Brophy)

The U is Hiring a Chief Safety Officer. Here’s What You Need to Know.

By Marshall Foster, News Writer December 3, 2019

It has been over a year since University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey was murdered on campus. The position of chief safety officer was one of the recommendations of an independent review that was done...

Students, staff, family and friends attend a vigil on the steps of the Park Building for Lauren McCluskey. Chronicle archives.

ASUU Assembly Officially Denounces the U’s Response to Lauren McCluskey Lawsuit

By Brock Bernstein, News Writer September 26, 2019

The Associated Students of the University of Utah has officially responded to ongoing controversy surrounding a lawsuit from the family of Lauren McCluskey, who was murdered on campus in October 2018. The...

Students, staff, family and friends attend a vigil on the steps of the Park Building for Lauren McCluskey who was tragically killed on campus at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

The University of Utah Moves to Dismiss Lauren McCluskey Lawsuit

By Delaney Sheppard, News Writer September 25, 2019

On Sept. 20, 2019, the Utah Attorney General filed for the dismissal of Lauren McCluskey’s case on behalf of the University of Utah. McCluskey’s parents filed a lawsuit against the University for the...

A UPD car parked on campus. Chronicle archives.

As UUPS Seeks Accreditation, Students Consider the Value of the Safety Recommendations

By Joseph A. Moss September 22, 2019

After the murder of Lauren McCluskey ignited intense debates about campus safety, the University of Utah has taken several steps to find solutions. The U published a list of 3o recommendations made...

(Courtesy ASUU)

#SafeU: Students Advocate for Changes in Campus Safety

By Delaney Sheppard, News Writer August 29, 2019

  “The loss of Lauren McCluskey and Mackenzie Lueck were tragedies that I believe have permanently changed this campus and our commitment to safety. My thoughts, and the thoughts of our student...

Crime Scene of Katherine Peraltas Murder

Not All Crimes Make it into the U’s Annual Clery Report

By Justin Prather, Sports Writer August 21, 2019

  No time to read? Check out this story’s episode of the Floodlights podcast. In 1990, then-President George H.W. Bush signed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and...

Students, staff, and friends of ChenWei Guo came to show their support after the recent shooting tragedy in Red Butte Canyon by lighting candles and walking from the Marriott Library to Presidents circle for a candle light vigil to share their condolences on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 | Chronicle archive

ChenWei Guo’s Killer Has Been Extradited to Colorado, Charged with Another Murder

By Stephany Cortez July 24, 2019

  On October 30, 2017, ChenWei Guo, a 23-year-old international student who studied computer science at the University of Utah, was shot and killed on campus by Austin Boutain. Boutain and his...

Investigators release images of Mackenzie Lueck, the 23 year old missing University of Utah student. Courtesy Salt Lake City Police Department.

DA Files Charges Against Man Accused of U Student MacKenzie Lueck’s Murder

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Investigative Coordinator July 10, 2019

  Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill formally filed charges against the man accused of kidnapping and killing University of Utah student MacKenzie Lueck. Ayoola Ajayi, 31, faces felony...