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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City police are investigating the death of a kayaker whose boat overturned in the Jordan River. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the man in his 50s was kayaking just before 6 p.m. Thursday when the accident occurred at the spillway near 4600 South.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A negligent homicide charge is being reinstated for an eastern Utah jail nurse accused of failing to help a 21-year-old inmate who died in December 2016 of severe hydration. A judge tossed out the misdemeanor case against Jana Clyde in Duchesne County last February, ruling there wasn't enough evidence to proceed to trial. But the Utah Court of Appeals reversed that decision on Thursday
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a man has died after experiencing medical problems in the booking area of a jail in northern Utah. The Standard-Examiner reports the Weber County Sheriff's Office said 39-year-old Eric Arthur Gavin died Wednesday after experiencing a medical episode in the Weber County Correctional Facility's booking area. Little details were released as to the cause of Gavin's arrest or the medical issue that caused his death. The incident is currently under investigation.
WOODS CROSS, Utah (AP) — An attorney representing Woods Cross police said Utah will investigate an incident where a white officer drew his gun on a 10-year-old black child. Attorney Heather White said Friday the Utah Department of Public Safety has agreed to investigate possible criminal charges against the officer and evaluate whether he acted with racial bias or unnecessary force. Jerri Hrubes said the officer pulled his gun on her son DJ while he was playing outside last week during a pursuit of armed suspects.
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