Open Spaces
6:18 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Wyoming Highway Patrol Struggles To Attract Recruits

Cadets at the Law Enforcement Academy in Douglas practice a roadside stop.
Credit Miles Bryan

It’s not unusual for some employers in Wyoming to have a hard time finding enough workers. That can be a headache for business owners, but lately it’s the cause of some public safety concern as well. The Wyoming Highway Patrol is down almost twenty percent of its officers, and it is struggling to attract new ones.

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6:33 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Shoshoni resident sues for excessive use of force by police officers

Police issue X26 TASER
Credit Junglecat / Creative Commons

A legally blind man from Shoshoni says two local police officers used excessive force on him when they came to his home to investigate complaints about his cats.

L.J. Faith has filed a Federal lawsuit against Police Chief Andy Rodriguez and Officer G. Cruche. The officers Tasered and arrested Faith after he used strong language telling them to leave his property.

Faith’s lawyer, Charles Pelkey, says the officers arrested Faith without probable cause.

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UW Crushes
9:13 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Administrator takes down "UW Crushes," apologizes

Page administers have removed UW Crushes from Facebook.  This follows a public backlash to a post that directed violent sexual language at a University of Wyoming student.

UW Crushes was not affiliated with the university.

The page allowed users to anonymously submit messages about other UW students. Many were vague compliments, but some were sexually explicit or use real names.

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