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Review shows Davis Sheriff’s Office overtime spending booms

FARMINGTON — Davis County Sheriff’s Office employee overtime surged $635,000 over budget in 2017, and a clerk-auditor review chides the agency for allowing big spending in the category.


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Davis sheriff's business manager lashes commission over accounting mess

FARMINGTON — The Davis County sheriff’s business manager has blamed the county commission and the clerk-auditor’s office for problems that resulted in a financial audit and a criminal investigation.


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Criminal investigation probes $126K in mishandled Davis sheriff's funds

FARMINGTON — A criminal investigation is underway after an audit concluded the Davis County Sheriff’s Office mishandled $126,000, including $34,900 in cash and checks that auditors found stored in various drawers.


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Travis Telford wins parole in 1994 Box Elder County murder of Troy Weston

Travis Telford watched Troy Weston’s life leak away 24 years ago and says he regrets today not being able to tell Weston why.


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Drug thefts 'real problem' in police evidence rooms

Editor’s note: The Standard-Examiner is choosing not to name the accused evidence technician because she is a private citizen and as of Friday, May 18, 2018, had not been charged with a crime. An investigation by the Weber County Attorney’s Office continues. It is the Standard-Examiner’s policy to publish names of elected and/or public officials.


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Utah police have discretion on whether to jail or cite and release DUI arrestees

When a driver is arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in Utah, police officers have discretion in deciding whether to jail or cite and release the suspect.


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Deputy didn't lose job after DUI and using unnecessary force on jail inmate

FARMINGTON — A Davis County sheriff’s deputy kept his job for more than two years after being arrested for drunken driving and undergoing discipline for using unnecessary force against a jail inmate, according to public records.


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Former Layton man pleads guilty in $3.4M Ponzi scheme

A former Layton man has pleaded guilty to felony mail fraud in a $3.4 million real estate investment scheme.


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2 more sheriff's deputy harassment cases made public in Davis County

FARMINGTON — A Davis County sheriff’s deputy resigned after two sexual harassment investigations and a jail lieutenant stepped down amid allegations that he bullied and harassed staff members, disciplinary records show.


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Ogden City denies allegations in lawsuit over Weber County Jail death

OGDEN — Lawyers for Ogden City have filed their initial defense against a civil suit that alleges authorities neglected a man who died after being jailed for public intoxication.


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