Wade Carpenter

Summit County Sheriff's Office

Controversy has erupted across the country after a police officer shot and killed a 20-year-old Black man, Daunte Wright, in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

 

Wright died after a Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran of the force, reportedly mistook her firearm for a taser in attempting to subdue him. Potter, who has resigned, has been charged with second-degree manslaughter. 

 

The killing occurred just days before a jury found former Minneapolis Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd less than 13 miles away.

Utah State Capitol
KPCW Radio

A proposed gun bill, which allows anyone 21 years or older to carry a concealed firearm in public without a permit and required education, is all but sure to pass during this legislative session in Utah.

 

Summit County Sheriff's Office

Utah Governor Spencer Cox has declared a state of emergency ahead of expected protests at the state Capitol Building in Salt Lake with the transfer of power happening in the nation’s capitol. Here locally, law enforcement officials are hoping for a peaceful transition, but preparing for the worst.

Park City

The Park City Police Department, like many law enforcement agencies around the country, is feeling the impacts of George Floyd’s death which resulted from an interaction with the Minneapolis Police force.

Chief Carpenter says the George Floyd episode is difficult and they and many other police forces are working to reestablish trust with their communities.

Park City

Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter has tested positive for COVID-19.

Liberty Defense

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes announced a partnership with security manufacturer Liberty Defense to begin beta testing new imaging technology in Utah. The scanners could be used at sports stadiums, schools and large events, like the ones Park City hosts. 

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Charlie Sturgis who has this week’s trails report. Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter and Summit County Investigator Christina Sally have details on the upcoming annual Children's Justice Center "Ride for Justice" - a law enforcement supported motorcycle ride that benefits abused children July 20th. Park City Council member Steve Joyce has a recap of last night's meeting.

Park City School District Superintendent Ember Conley received the Chief’s’ Award on Tuesday.  It’s given by the Police Department in recognition for her work in improving the safety for students and faculty throughout the school district.   Carolyn Murray has more:

On today’s program, Cheryl Fox - director of Summit Land Conservancy  has an announcement on the newest acquisition. Superintendent Ember Conley has details on this morning's school board meeting that starts at 9 at the school district office. Summit County Dispatch Manager Nick Wilkinson and Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter discuss the recent merger between the Park City and Summit County public safety dispatch centers, as approved in both council meetings last week.

The recent arrests of three Park City men on fraudulent ID charges have lead to efforts by some in the community to defend the men and help their family.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:  

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter has a Sundance recap from law enforcement’s perspective. Seanna Williams, Licensed Clinical Social Worker with True North Treatment Center in Utah County, talks about her citizen petition calling for immediate action by state lawmakers to fund treatment programs and medication for those battling opiate addictions and Executive Director of Swaner Nature Preserve Nell Larson talks about some upcoming events.

Local News Hour - October 28, 2016

Oct 28, 2016

On today’s program, Lora Smith has this week’s Mountain Trails Report. Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Carol Agle and Rick Shand from the Park City Board of Realtors who have the 3rd Quarter update. Park City Mayor Jack Thomas in in with an update on city issues and Park City Special Events Manager Jenny Dierson and Police Captain Phil Kirk stops by with details on Monday’s Halloween on Main celebration. Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter has details on his successful election to the IAPC – the International Association of Police Chiefs.

On today’s program, Utah State Park Naturalist Kathy Donnell has her monthly update of local state parks. Summit County Council member Kim Carson has  a recap of yesterday’s meeting. Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter has an update on student drug use , toxicology reports and progress on the investigation into the cause of deaths of Treasure Mountain 8th grade students, Grant Seaver and Ryan Ainsworth.

Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter was on The Local News Hour this morning.  He gave new information about the synthetic drug "pink" and why he says it's in the community.  He also has an update on the investigation into the deaths of 13-year-old Grant Seavers and 13-year-old Ryan Ainsworth.    

Here is the entire 15 minute interview:

Randy Barton

Homes and busineses in Park City's Old Town were evaculated Easter Sunday, after police received a threat of a bomb and a hostage taking. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher was on the scene and has this to report.

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