Sim Gill, you need some wins

I’m starting to wonder what it is that Sim Gill does all day. As the district attorney for Salt Lake County, his job is to investigate crimes and, if sufficient evidence is found, prosecute perpetrators of those crimes. In the last few years it seems like he’s not very successful when it’s a high-profile case. Let’s take a look at a few examples. The first is the now completely botched investigation and prosecution of former Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow. The report compiled by the legislature was extremely…

Can policing culture be fixed?

By now everyone has heard the story of Alex Wubbels, the nurse arrested for correctly telling a police officer that she could not legally do a blood draw on an unconscious man. The most astounding part of it is that the Salt Lake City Police Department didn’t place the officers on leave until the body cam footage was publicly released a month later. Despite all of the talk of taking the matter seriously, it took national public embarrassment for the city to take what everyone agreed were the correct steps…