Sim Gill says he's seeking re-election as district attorney

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  • Karl Hegbloom Salt Lake City, UT
    March 22, 2014 6:51 p.m.

    The reason those who allege to represent all of the Salt Lake police don't want Mr. Sim Gill is that they want to use the jail and oppressive pretrial incarceration to coerce plea "agreements" when they don't truly have sufficient evidence for conviction at a jury trial. My civil rights have been violated here in SLC several times in this fashion. They let a woman commit perjury who had me jailed for alleged violations of a "protective" order... they held me in jail for 128 days for writing a text message under a protective order that allows email!

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    March 19, 2014 9:55 a.m.

    If Gill really wants to go after who people who thought they were well above the law, then he should go after Utah's last two corrupt Attorneys General.

    If Gill really wants to do something to restore the Public Trust, he should hit those two with everything he's got.

    Think about it. Utah's Top Cops blatantly having their way with the State of Utah, like kids in a Candy store, rulers of the universe, and ready to exploit their positions to the utmost. Public Servants who exploit the citizens they're supposed to protect should be BROUGHT DOWN, humbled, and left begging for mercy. That might send the appropriate message to the people who need to hear it.

    Instead, Swallow and his mentor appear to be protected and sheltered by their former colleagues, and that is just not right.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    March 19, 2014 8:34 a.m.

    Gill does want the perfect case. He said the other day on KSL radio that he considered the likelyhood of conviction when he screens cases. In my opinion, prosecutors ought to take every case on its merits and let the jury decide. Slam dunk cases are not always slam dunk and prosecutors have a hasty habit of watching their conviction percentage.

  • Utefan60 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 18, 2014 9:20 p.m.

    What a fine example of an honest decent and morals driven man. He has shown us that there are integrate people in politics. He stands for what he believes and not who "bought him" like some any others we are seeing now. A very smart guy and I trust he will serve Utah in a larger capacity in the future.

  • Reasonable Person Layton, UT
    March 18, 2014 5:24 p.m.

    Go Sim -- AND THEN please run for Governor, the House or the Senate.

  • pleblian salt lake city, utah
    March 18, 2014 4:07 p.m.

    I am all for good police officers. Honorable profession, dangerous at times, heavy responsibility.

    The police union? DIfferent story. Police union criticism is more like an endorsement. They want a rubber stamp, not a check on their accountability.

    Whenthe police union cannot articulate why they dislike Gill, other than quips about making their jobs harder by demanding evidence, or accountability for non-justified civilian shootings...I have to say I REALLY want Gill re-elected.

    March 18, 2014 2:24 p.m.

    Good news. He is a shining light among Utah politicians.

  • Mike in Sandy Sandy, UT
    March 18, 2014 1:35 p.m.

    Good! A decent and honest man.
    Go Sim!