Suit against Utah trooper Steed over alleged bogus DUI cases will not be a class action, judge rules An article in the Salt Lake Tribune, discussed the lawsuit that alleges drunken-driving cases initiated by former Utah Highway Patrol trooper Lisa Steed were based on false statements and unconstitutional practices. Second District Judge Michael Allphin said…Details
The Utah Peace Officer Standards & Training Council (POST) recently considered the cases of 13 officers accused of misconduct. The offenses ranged from falsifying applications and sex on duty to an officer driving drunk in his patrol car with his child along for the ride. Altogether, the agency disciplined 10 officers at its quarterly meeting…Details
Officers in Rialto, California wear body cameras. The city says complaints against officers have since dropped by 88%. There is still the debate over whether or not officers will just turn the camera off when wanting to hide something that may get them in trouble. On the flip side, having the camera on can prove…Details
Last week, the Davis County attorney’s office started issuing questionnaires to police officers that ask whether they have been caught lying or done something else that could jeopardize court cases in which they might be called to testify. “The credibility of prosecutors’ offices matter,” Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings explained. “There is a growing sentiment…Details
We’ve been watching to see how this lawsuit plays out. It looks like the FBI is now asking for evidence against the former trooper. Here is the link to the Salt Lake Tribune’s recent article.
Read more about the initial firing of Lisa Steed on our blog here.