Week ending Jan. 24, 2016

LAW ENFORCEMENT

Suspect in officer’s shooting had been in and out of prison by Ben Winslow, Fox13 Now

“The man accused of shooting and killing Unified Police Officer Doug Barney had a lengthy criminal history that had taken him in and out of state and federal prisons for drug and weapons violations.”

Man suspected of killing Officer Barney a fugitive since December by Marcos Ortiz, Good4Utah

“Cory Henderson had a tendency to disobey orders. That is according to the Utah Department of Corrections and court records. Henderson was shot dead Sunday by several police officers moments after he allegedly shot and killed Officer Doug Barney with Unified Police.”

Utah police want review of alleged cop shooter’s releases to treatment center by Pamela Manson and Bob Mims, The Salt Lake Tribune

“The decision by a federal magistrate to allow parolee Cory Lee Henderson to remain in a state treatment center after he was indicted on new gun and drug charges should be reviewed, some Utah police officers contend.”

Audio tapes reveal parole board’s hearing to release accused cop-killer, by Jeremy Harris, KUTV

“Just over two months before Corey Lee Henderson allegedly killed Unified Police officer Doug Barney and wounded officer Jon Richey, he sat before a state parole board and asked to be let out of prison.”

Did new program allow man who killed officer out of prison early? by Pat Reavy and Sandra Yi, Deseret News

“Cory Lee Henderson, 31, had built up a steady stream of arrests and convictions over the past decade.”

U.S. District Court issues statement regarding 2News story on judge by Chris Jones, KUTV

“The U.S. District Court of the District of Utah has responded to 2News exclusive regarding complaints from some in law enforcement regarding Magistrate Judge Evelyn Furse.”

U.S. Attorney’s Office to review placement of Utah parolee in treatment center by Pamela Manson, The Salt Lake Tribune

“U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber said Thursday that his office will assess the circumstances leading to the placement of Cory Lee Henderson in a treatment center instead of in jail while he awaited trial on federal drug and gun charges.”

CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

Homelessness, jail recidivism highlights S. L. County’s legislative agenda by Katie McKellar, Deseret News

“Helping Utah’s most needy is Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams’ top priority for the 2016 legislative session.”

STORIES OF INTEREST

Local expert weighs-in on Illinois prison reform by Anna Giles, WSIL TV

“As Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner pushes for short-term spending on prison reforms, criminal justice experts say the focus should be on keeping low level drug offenders out of jail.”

2 police officers in 2 states killed in line of duty

“Minutes before Officer Thomas Cottrell was killed, police received an ominous call. A woman in Danville, Ohio, said her ex-boyfriend took off with his weapons Sunday night and was looking to kill an officer, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office said.”

Three-quarters of released inmates return to prison … but not in Boston by Claudia Morales, CNN

“Ten years after being released from the Suffolk County House of Correction in Boston, Gregory Walton voluntarily returned to sing its praises to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.”

OPINION: Want to reduce recidivism? Give prisoners a hand when they get out by Jerry Large, The Seattle Times

“The Times has been reporting on the premature release of prisoners from Washington prisons because of failures in the system. Some of those people committed new crimes, including one that resulted in a murder charge.”

Wisconsin Law Enforcement Officials Join Call for Sentencing Reform by Parth Shah, Wisconsin Public Radio

“While crime rates have gone down nationwide, prison populations have grown more than 400 percent in the last 30 years, leading some Wisconsin law enforcement officials to join a call for the U.S. Senate to enact changes to the criminal justice system.”

YouthBuild lauded for keeping Fresno students from repeat offenses by Andrea Castillo, The Fresno Bee

“Fresno students who were incarcerated and enrolled in the nonprofit education and job skills program YouthBuild are highly unlikely to relapse into criminal behavior, according to a report released Thursday.”

 

“Should Rob Garite have been eligible for a Pell Grant? Garite was 15 years old on the night in November 1991 he and four teenage toughs lured a 17-year-old Chicago gang member and coke dealer to a remote field in rural Wauconda Township, in northern Illinois.”

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