Pat Reavy
Pat is a veteran police and courts reporter for the Deseret News and KSL and has covered some of the biggest stories in Utah for the past two decades. He is a graduate of Michigan State University with a BA in journalism.

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A home video purportedly depicting the arrest of a man accused of nearly severing the ear of a Salt Lake police officer raises new questions for some about the amount of force police used against the man.
The Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit was looking for one of their top 10 most wanted fugitives Wednesday.They found him, and a whole lot more, police say.
The driver of an SUV was killed after being hit head-on by a semitrailer while trying to pass a slower moving vehicle, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.
A man who once faced a possible death sentence for the murder of his infant son made his first attempt at parole this week.
A wanted fugitive who police say swung a machete at officers who were trying to arrest him was taken into custody Tuesday without anyone being injured.
A Salt Lake police officer's ear was partially severed by a cast-iron flower while questioning a man who was allegedly banging on doors at random late Tuesday night.
A Farmington woman who recently returned home after serving an LDS mission was killed Monday after police say a carjacking suspect broadsided her vehicle on Parrish Lane in Centerville.
A search continued Tuesday for a man who pulled a gun on a group of people in the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant.
Salt Lake police on Monday confirmed that a man shot by officers Sunday was armed. He had been arrested two weeks earlier in West Valley City, but the case wasn't sent to state prosecutors nor was a warrant iss...
A man who was allegedly impersonating a police officer and stopping teenagers to question them was arrested by real officers over the weekend.