UPDATE: Records for West Valley City juveniles released, after open records arguments

After two days of oral arguments and three hearings in December, a Utah judge reversed her decision to seal charges and evidence against three teens accused of causing the November death of West Valley City Police Officer Cody Brotherson. The teens allegedly triggered a police chase while driving a stolen car and hit the officer as he attemptedContinue reading “UPDATE: Records for West Valley City juveniles released, after open records arguments”

The power of a united Utah press

As we head into 2017, the SPJ Headliners Board recently took a look back on a few of the open records cases recently supported by various media coalitions. In all these examples, our SPJ group joined forces with other news outlets to fund legal actions to keep hearings public, or to fight for records releases that keep theContinue reading “The power of a united Utah press”