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The University pf Utahs police department office in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 29, 2022.

New Deputy Chief Safety Officer Leads UUPD with Past Tragedies in Mind

By Caelan Roberts, News Editor April 22, 2023

  When Scott Carver, Deputy Chief Safety Officer for police services, was asked what drew him to work at the University of Utah, he answered almost immediately: “Lauren McCluskey.” The legacy...

A campus police officer poses beside his car by the Public Safety Office on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City on Monday Feb. 27, 2023.

How Campus Safety at the U Has Changed Since 2018

By Caelan Roberts, News Editor April 18, 2023

  In October 2018, Lauren McCluskey was murdered on the University of Utah’s campus. She had reached out multiple times to the U Police for help, but was largely ignored. At the time, Keith...

Department of Public Safety on Campus in Salt Lake City.

The U’s Safety Committee Receives New Members After 2 Years

By Stevie Shaughnessey, Home Stretch Producer, Host April 6, 2023

  In the coming months, the University of Utah’s Independent Review Committee will be receiving new leaders selected from different organizations around campus, such as ASUU, Housing and Residential...

University of Utahs MUSS celebrates a touchdown during the NCAA football game against SDSU on Sept. 17, 2022, at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

U Student Arrested for Alleged Threat to Detonate School’s Nuclear Reactor if Utes Lost Game

By Caelan Roberts, News Editor September 22, 2022

  A University of Utah student was arrested and booked at the Salt Lake County Jail on Wednesday after allegedly threatening to detonate the nuclear reactor on campus if the U’s football team...

Police Officers assemble outside of The University of Utah in Salt Lake on October 7th, 2020. (Photo by Jake Stranzl | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: Shooting to Incapacitate Should Not Be Controversial

By CJ Alexander, Special Projects Managing Editor November 12, 2021

  A new reformative policy is circulating police conversations — “shoot-to-incapacitate.” Shooting to incapacitate means to aim for the arms, legs or pelvic area to wound a person and...

(Graphic by Sydney Stam | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Brown: Abolish Campus Police and Give SLCPD Jurisdiction

By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer August 24, 2021

  In June 2020, the student-led group Unsafe U called for the dissolution of the University of Utah Police Department. Later that month, The Daily Utah Chronicle opinion writer Morgan Barron dissented...

Protesters for the Black Lives Matter movement confront national guard on 500 S. 200 East in Salt Lake City on July 26, 2020. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: Police Officers Are Not above the Law

By CJ Alexander, Special Projects Managing Editor July 27, 2021

  West Valley Police arrested Michael Chad Breinholt on Aug. 23, 2019, after he arrived at his girlfriend’s workplace intoxicated and drugged. Both his girlfriend and her coworker reported him...

Salt Lake police officers in riot gear charge at protesters in the streets of Salt Lake City on July 9, 2020. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: Stop Using Tear Gas On Protesters

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer April 26, 2021

  Last summer, major racial protests took place after cases of police brutality came to light. It was an emotional time that forced me to reassess my privilege. It was disturbing enough to confront...

Protester with a sign for George Floyd at the Utah Capitol on June 4, 2020. (Ivana Martinez | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: Don’t Let Black Lives End in Vain

By CJ Alexander, Special Projects Managing Editor April 2, 2021

  I was 11 years old and living near Ferguson, Missouri, when Michael Brown was shot in the back six times by police officer Darren Wilson. I saw firsthand the outrage in the community following...

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