A booking policy Winder created that prioritizes violent offenders over crimes involving drugs and other activity has created tension with Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown, who pointed out that chronic drug offenders remain on city streets under
Leaders reveal plan to free up jail beds in efforts to clean up crime in downtown area
SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake County officials announced a proposal Monday to fund more jail beds for the county jail. Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams announced at a press conference that the County Council intends to approve a $700,000 budget
Salt Lake County pledges $700K to fund short-term inmate transfer to other counties
FILE – Salt Lake Police Officer Stone writes a homeless man a citation for trespassing in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. In an effort to "restore order and public safety" in Salt Lake City's Rio Grande neighborhood, Salt Lake County Mayor …
Will more jail beds reduce crime in the Rio Grande District?
SALT LAKE COUNTY – A new plan was unveiled to combat crime in the Rio Grande area and keep the right people behind bars. The plan involves more jail beds and a lot of taxpayer money. Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams rolled out a new plan. (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams speaks in Spanish to address viewers of Univision following a press event with county and state leaders to discuss steps to address the public safety crisis currently in …
County makes $700k immediately available for more jail beds, fighting Rio Grande crime. (Photo: Cimaron Neugebauer/KUTV). KUTV_RIO_GRANDE1_CimaronNeugebauer.JPG · KUTV_RIO_GRANDE4_CimaronNeugebauer.JPG. . Salt Lake County officials have offered up on Monday funding to open additional county jail beds to help address crime in the Rio Grande neighborhood. The Utah Legislature this year set aside $2.8 million to help Salt Lake County free up some jail beds.