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Utah prison officer justified in firing a shotgun at fighting inmates (Draper, UT): A Utah corrections officer won't face charges for shooting a shotgun at a group of inmates who were fighting in November, the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office announced Monday.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: March 30, 2020

Man arrested with rifle, drugs was recruiting boy for gang, police say (Riverton, UT): A man who police say had drugs, an assault rifle and teenagers in his car was arrested for allegedly trying to recruit people into his gang.
Source: Deseret News    Date: February 28, 2020

Officials answer questions about reintegration of rival gangs in Utah prisons (Utah): ABC4 has been investigating claims from family members of Utah prison inmates, that inmates have been placed in “dog fight” situations following a September 2019 removal of the A/B schedule. However, officials from the Utah Department of Corrections say these claims are incorrect.
Source: ABC4 Utah    Date: February 11, 2020

Rival gangs are mingling in Utah prisons, leading to fears of violence (Draper, UT): The inmate had started writing a letter just before noon on Nov. 6 to ask that an advocacy group add him and his family to their mailing list. But his tone quickly changed. “Newsflash,” he wrote at the top of the second page before describing a fight he was watching in the common room just outside his cell at the prison in Gunnison.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: January 11, 2020

Weber County loses legal fight to have judge tossed from lawsuit over gang order (Salt Lake City, UT): Weber County and its top prosecutor have lost a legal fight to have a judge taken off a civil rights case after they said he assumed they were lying and tried to embarrass them.
Source: Deseret News    Date: January 9, 2020

Court rejects Allred's request to disqualify judge in gang injunction case (Salt Lake City, UT): A federal judge Tuesday rejected Weber County Attorney Chris Allred’s request that another judge be disqualified from handling a long-running lawsuit over the Ogden anti-gang injunction.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: January 8, 2020

Salt Lake County Jail Man charged in mall, cemetery shootings now threatening witnesses, police say (West Jordan, UT): A man accused of participating in a shooting at the Fashion Place mall and also trying to kill people in a shooting at a cemetery now faces even more charges after police say he threatened witnesses who are testifying against him.
Source: KSL News    Date: December 20, 2019

Police say gang member ‘greenlit’ witnesses who testified against him in cemetery shooting (Salt Lake County, UT): A gang member has been charged with intimidating witnesses after he was charged in both a shooting at a cemetery and a shooting outside the Fashion Place mall in January.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: December 20, 2019

3 charged with assault, stealing shoes in 2nd similar attack (Salt Lake City, UT): Three documented gang members face criminal charges after prosecutors say they attacked another group in a fast food parking lot and then stole one of the victim’s shoes.
Source: Deseret News    Date: December 19, 2019

NIBIN “Hit” Links Gang Member To Drive-By Shooting, Charged With Firearms Violations In Project Guardian Case (Salt Lake City, UT): A complaint signed by a federal magistrate judge Monday morning charges Edward Jose Peralta-Moran, age 19, of Taylorsville with possessing a firearm following a felony conviction and possession of a stolen firearm. Ramon Avila, age 22, of Salt Lake City is charged with possession of a stolen firearm.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: December 11, 2019

Weber County attorneys broaden criticism of judge's perjury insinuations in gang injunction case (Salt Lake City, UT): Weber County has amplified its efforts to disqualify U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups from hearing a lawsuit over the Ogden gang injunction after the jurist questioned County Attorney Chris Allred’s honesty.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: November 25, 2019

ACLU opposes Weber County's effort to have judge kicked off gang injunction case (Salt Lake City, UT): A civil liberties group is opposing an effort to disqualify a judge who ruled that Weber County violated the constitutional rights of two Ogden men who were served with an anti-gang injunction.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: November 6, 2019

Weber County attorney wants judge removed from Ogden Trece gang case for calling him a ‘liar’ (Salt Lake City, UT): The Weber County attorney is firing back after a federal judge recently questioned whether he told the truth in a lawsuit over a now-defunct gang injunction.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: October 31, 2019

Attorney’s truthfulness in Ogden Trece gang injunction lawsuit questioned by judge (Salt Lake City, UT): In a scathing ruling questioning the Weber County attorney’s truthfulness, a federal judge recently ruled that the county violated the rights of two Ogden men who had been targeted as part of a now-defunct gang injunction.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: October 23, 2019

Federal judge scolds Weber County in declaring gang injunction unconstitutional (Salt Lake City, UT): A federal judge has ruled Weber County violated the constitutional due process rights of two Ogden men charged under a gang injunction and that the pair may seek monetary damages at trial.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: October 18, 2019

Police say gang-related shots fired near football game at Granger High School (West Valley City, UT): Shots were fired Friday evening near a football game being played at Granger High School, according to Granite School District officials. No one was injured in the incident according to Ben Horsely, spokesman for Granite School District.
Source: KSL News    Date: September 13, 2019

Another man arrested in connection with the shots fired at Orem apartment complex (Orem, UT): A third person was arrested on Tuesday for reportedly being involved in a gang-related robbery attempt at an Orem apartment complex last week.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: September 4, 2019

Charges filed against Salem man who reportedly fired shots near Orem apartment (Orem, UT): A Salem man is facing felony charges after he reportedly organized an ambush to try and rob a rival gang member and drug dealer in Orem last week.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: September 3, 2019

From fraud to vice: City officials get a glimpse of issues police gang unit investigates (St. George, UT): Gangs, fraud, forgery and vice are the primary focus of the Crimes and Fraudulent Activity Suppression Team of the St. George Police Department. Otherwise known as the Police Department’s gang unit, two members of “CFAST” gave the St. George City Council a review of how they handled gangs and related activity during a council meeting Thursday night.
Source: St. George News    Date: August 9, 2019

2020 trial dates set for members of alleged Weber County street gang, criminal enterprise (Ogden, UT): Trial dates have been set for five men accused of being a part of a criminal conspiracy in Weber County. The five — Tamer Ahmed Hebeishy, Sadat Ahmed Hebeishy, Daniel Ray Lopez, Brock Pickett and Jaron Michael Sadler — were all charged in June 2016 with one count of pattern of unlawful activity, a first-degree felony. All have entered not guilty pleas to the charge.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: August 8, 2019

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