crime http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Albany County Attorney's Office Is Under Investigation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/albany-county-attorneys-office-under-investigation <p>The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into allegations of criminal misconduct within the Albany County Attorney’s office.&nbsp;</p><p>D-C-I Deputy Director Kebin Haller says that no charges have been filed, but D-C-I investigators have confiscated electronic devices and smart tablets as part of the investigation.&nbsp; He says the criminal investigation has been ongoing for for a month.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 23:16:18 +0000 Bob Beck 57755 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Albany County Attorney's Office Is Under Investigation New Program Will Allow Victims Of Crime To Talk With Perpetrators http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-program-will-allow-victims-crime-talk-perpetrators <p>Wyoming is now offering a new program to victims of crimes that will allow them to request a facilitated meeting with the offender of the crime. The Victim Offender Dialogue Program is the first of its kind in the state for adults.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 01:47:30 +0000 Irina Zhorov 54504 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New Program Will Allow Victims Of Crime To Talk With Perpetrators Senate Shoots Down Revised Katie's Law http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senate-shoots-down-revised-katies-law <p>The Wyoming Senate killed a bill that would have required DNA testing for those charged with a crime.&nbsp;Information from the DNA tests would then be stored in a database.&nbsp; Senator Drew Perkins of Casper told the Senate that such action violates people's rights.</p><p>"Through technology we continue to find more, and more, and more, and more information about us that's stored.&nbsp; We already have in our statutes that if you are convicted of a crime of felony, we store and maintain that DNA.&nbsp; This takes it another step further."</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:24:20 +0000 Bob Beck 54499 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senate Shoots Down Revised Katie's Law Former Wyoming Hospital CEO Sentenced http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/former-wyoming-hospital-ceo-sentenced <p>A former hospital administrator who pleaded guilty to defrauding hospitals in Wyoming and Indiana has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.<br /><br />U.S. District Judge Nancy Freudenthal on Monday also ordered Paul Cardwell to pay restitution of nearly $1.7 million.</p><p>Cardwell pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.<br /><br />Prosecutors say Cardwell took nearly $850,000 from Powell Valley Healthcare in 2011 and earlier took about the same amount from White County Memorial Hospital in Monticello, Ind.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 01:16:37 +0000 Associated Press 53176 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Former Wyoming Hospital CEO Sentenced Wyoming’s youth incarceration rates higher than national average http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-s-youth-incarceration-rates-higher-national-average <p>Wyoming continues to incarcerate youth at a rate much higher than the national average.&nbsp; That’s according to a new study by the National Juvenile Justice Network.&nbsp;</p><p>Since 2011, the number of kids held in detention centers has dropped dramatically across the nation.&nbsp;But not in Wyoming. New research&nbsp;shows Wyoming's&nbsp;youth confinement rate was&nbsp;2.2 times&nbsp;the national average during that period.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:22:59 +0000 Melodie Edwards 51586 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming’s youth incarceration rates higher than national average Public safety in Indian Country: an interview with an Indian Law and Order Commissioner http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/public-safety-indian-country-interview-indian-law-and-order-commissioner <p>A national, bi-partisan commission has released a report about safety in Indian Country. Tribal communities are often more dangerous than non-Native communities. The report - <a href="https://www.indianlawandordercommission.com/report/">A Roadmap for Making Native America Safer</a> - looks at Native American communities nationwide and makes recommendations for closing those gaps in public safety. Affie Ellis is from Wyoming and she sits on the Indian Law and Order Commission, which put out the report. She spoke with Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov about the Commission’s findings.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:21:21 +0000 Irina Zhorov 50178 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Public safety in Indian Country: an interview with an Indian Law and Order Commissioner Wyoming will soon have a restorative justice program for adults http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-will-soon-have-restorative-justice-program-adults <p>Wyoming is working on establishing its first adult restorative justice program. Restorative justice is a method of dealing with a crime that seeks to repair the damage done, rather than just punish the perpetrator, and to give more of a voice to the victim. It often involves a mediated meeting between victim and perpetrator.</p><p>There are already restorative justice programs in the state for juvenile offenders. But Victim Services Coordinator, Randi Losalu, says this is the first adult program she knows of in Wyoming.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:21:29 +0000 Irina Zhorov 49364 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming will soon have a restorative justice program for adults Laramie songwriter responsible for first recorded duet of Dr. John, Bobby Rush http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/laramie-songwriter-responsible-first-recorded-duet-dr-john-bobby-rush <p>Here’s a new song that was released in September at a Crimestoppers fundraiser in New Orleans. <strong>Another Murder in New Orleans</strong> is the first song New Orleans music legends Dr. John and Bobby Rush have recorded together. The songwriter is Laramie native Carl Gustafson, and as he explains, the song came out of a meeting with producer Donald Markowitz, who had Gustafson leaf through the New Orleans newspaper, the Times-Picayune…</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:16:40 +0000 Micah Schweizer 47039 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Laramie songwriter responsible for first recorded duet of Dr. John, Bobby Rush Teens sentenced for Clark murders http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/teens-sentenced-clark-murders <p>Two teens have been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to killing three members of a Wyoming family.<br>&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Tanner Vanpelt and Stephen Hammer appeared in court in Cody Tuesday to change their pleas under a deal with prosecutors in the killings of 40-year-old Ildiko Freitas and her parents in the northwestern Wyoming town of Clark.<br>&nbsp; Wed, 04 Sep 2013 00:42:08 +0000 Associated Press 46350 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Teens sentenced for Clark murders Eaton case will be reviewed in 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/eaton-case-will-be-reviewed-2014 <p>A federal judge has given lawyers until early next year to submit written arguments about whether Wyoming's lone death row inmate should be put to death.</p><p></p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 00:42:02 +0000 Associated Press 45258 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Eaton case will be reviewed in 2014 Restorative justice initiatives in WY are just starting http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/restorative-justice-initiatives-wy-are-just-starting <p>Restorative justice is an approach to dealing with crime that put the victim of the crime front and center and considers how the offense affected the community, rather than looking at it as an isolated incident. Wyoming Public Radio has a three part series about restorative justice efforts in Wyoming, starting with a case study. To hear Part 3 of the series, <strong><a href="http://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/watt-and-farnham-discuss-benefits-restorative-justice-their-lives">click here</a></strong>.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:33:13 +0000 Irina Zhorov 42648 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Restorative justice initiatives in WY are just starting Wyoming to develop victim-offender dialog program http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-develop-victim-offender-dialog-program <p>The Wyoming Board of Parole has approved the establishment of a victim-offender dialog program. The program will create an avenue for perpetrators and victims of a crime to meet in person and talk, which advocates say helps the healing process for both parties.</p><p>The Board of Parole’s Victim Services Coordinator, Randi Losalu, says this approach gives victims of crimes more of an opportunity to be heard.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:44:20 +0000 Irina Zhorov 42440 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming to develop victim-offender dialog program New report details federal prosecutions of violent crime in Indian Country http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-report-details-federal-prosecutions-violent-crime-indian-country <p>The Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 requires record-keeping of federal agencies’ activities with violent crime occurring in Indian Land. In compliance with the law, the Department of Justice has released a report detailing investigations and prosecutions of violent crimes in tribal communities for 2011 and 2012.</p><p>The report says federal efforts to prioritize criminal investigations and prosecutions in Indian Country have led to a 54% increase in that caseload.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 21:48:05 +0000 Irina Zhorov 41611 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New report details federal prosecutions of violent crime in Indian Country House committee kills "Katie's Law" http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/house-committee-kills-katies-law <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Katie’s Law, a bill that would have allowed the state to collect DNA of people arrested for certain felonies will not move forward in the Wyoming House.</span></p><p>A committee voted 5-3 to kill the bill, which is named after a 22-year-old New Mexico resident whose killer was identified based on DNA matching. Proponents of the bill argued that DNA is the modern equivalent of a fingerprint.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:44:21 +0000 Sara Hossaini 35869 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org House committee kills "Katie's Law" Wyoming ACLU sues over possible rights violation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-aclu-sues-over-possible-rights-violation <p>The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a parolee who says he was forcibly catheterized to provide a urine sample.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Wyoming A-C-L-U Attorney Jennifer Horvath says Parolee Daniel Delaney did consent to testing without search warrants, but he had submitted a breath and blood sample.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 00:36:18 +0000 Bob Beck 29264 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming ACLU sues over possible rights violation US Attorney sees a decrease in Wind River Reservation crime http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/us-attorney-sees-decrease-wind-river-reservation-crime <p>Wyoming’s U.S. Attorney Kip Crofts says an increased presence in law enforcement on the Wind River Reservation is having an effect on high levels of crime there.</p><p>Crofts, along with members of the legislature’s Tribal Select and Joint Judiciary Interim Committees, met on Wind River earlier this week to discuss issues related to crime and Crofts says continued federal and state support may be the key to addressing the issue.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 23:39:42 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 25896 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org US Attorney sees a decrease in Wind River Reservation crime Man arrested for attempted bank robbery in Laramie http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/man-arrested-attempted-bank-robbery-laramie <p>The Laramie Police Department says it arrested a Fort Collins, Colorado, man for attempted bank robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank in Laramie early Tuesday morning. &nbsp;Police says the suspect is 23 year old Jacob Scott Anderson. &nbsp;Anderson &nbsp;was arrested after confronting a Wells Fargo Bank Employee with a handgun in the parking lot as the employee was opening the bank. Wed, 23 May 2012 00:28:46 +0000 Bob Beck 24458 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Man arrested for attempted bank robbery in Laramie Wyoming man is accused of selling to Syria http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-man-accused-selling-syria <p>A Wyoming man is accused of breaking U.S. trade sanctions by selling diesel engine parts to a company in Syria.<br />The Casper Star-Tribune reported Monday that Matt Kallgren of Afton allegedly sold more than $40,000<br />worth of parts to an unnamed company despite warnings about the sanctions. He didn&#39;t respond to the newspaper&#39;s request for comment.</p> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 15:24:44 +0000 Bob Beck 15087 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming man is accused of selling to Syria