Daniella Rivera

Utah Legislators talking about the bill (KSL-TV)...
Annie Knox and Daniella Rivera, KSL-TV

Utah bill would limit how and when police can see your old location data

Want to know if police have your location data? A Utah lawmaker wants them to tell you – and the state – if they got it from tech companies. A pending legislative proposal won early approval from lawmakers.
10 days ago
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Daniella Rivera

Violent sexual predators use dating apps as ‘hunting grounds,’ BYU study finds

The newly published BYU study is the largest of its kind in the world, examining more than 200 sexual assaults in Utah that occurred during the first in-person meeting between people who connected through online dating apps.
12 days ago
A Grand County sheriff's deputy is seen twirling a lasso in body camera video from July 2022....
Daniella Rivera and Annie Knox, KSL TV

NAACP: Grand Co. Sheriff agrees to diversity training after deputy twirled lasso in search for Black man

A rural Utah sheriff is promising to implement diversity and sensitivity training following a KSL Investigation, according to the head of the NAACP in Utah.
19 days ago
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Daniella Rivera and Annie Knox, KSL TV

Utah Highway Patrol: Trooper’s comment to deputy twirling lasso in search for Black man was inappropriate

The Highway Patrol agrees the statement was inappropriate and “does not represent the practices of this trooper or the Utah Highway Patrol."
29 days ago
A Grand County sheriff's deputy is seen twirling a lasso in body camera video from July 2022....
Daniella Rivera and Annie Knox, KSL TV  

Utah deputy twirling lasso in search for Black man prompts calls for training, accountability

Body camera footage obtained exclusively by KSL of a Utah sheriff’s deputy carrying a lasso while searching for an African American man is sparking strong reaction from members of Utah’s Black community, who say it evokes the U.S. history of enslavement and lynching.  
1 month ago
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Cindy St. Clair and Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

Do costly election security measures hit the mark? KSL investigates

As you cast your vote, you may notice a new addition at ballot drop boxes: a surveillance camera. KSL Investigator Daniella Rivera looked at the costs, what the footage shows, and if it will prevent fraud.
1 month ago
Salt Lake City Police body camera video shows Nykon Brandon in August. He was pronounced dead withi...
Annie Knox and Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

Police restraint under scrutiny after deaths of 2 Utahns held face-down in handcuffs

Utah banned police from using knee-on-neck chokeholds following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. But another tactic is drawing new scrutiny. The KSL Investigators examine police use of prone restraint.
1 month ago
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KSL+: Election fraud in Utah?

Two years after the 2020 presidential election and weeks away from the midterm elections, claims and concerns of election fraud aren’t going away.
1 month ago
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Daniella Rivera and Cindy St. Clair, KSL TV

KSL Investigation finds few cases of election crimes prosecuted in Utah 

Nearly one in five Utahns polled believe midterm elections won’t be fair and accurate. As election officials seek to restore voter confidence, KSL Investigator Daniella Rivera went looking for the facts of election crimes in Utah.  
2 months ago
Kalie Jones and Nick Hulse were allowed to bring their children home from foster care after a judge...
Daniella Rivera

Drug tests deemed ‘not sufficiently reliable’ in one child welfare case are commonly used in Utah

A Utah judge ruled that a certain type of drug test was “not sufficiently reliable" in a couple’s legal effort to be reunified with their children, but Utah’s child welfare agency isn’t signaling any plans to stop using the tests it’s relied on increasingly over the last two years.  
2 months ago
Delric Ellington and Kael Ellington talk about a stray bullet that entered their Salt Lake City hom...
Annie Knox and Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

Amid increase in youth shooting deaths, Utah pediatricians push for tougher gun laws

The number of Utah children and teens killed by gunfire reached a record high in 2020, in part because of a spike in homicides. Two Utah pediatricians are calling on the state to pass what they see as solutions to the troubling trend.
2 months ago
Bry Hansen visits his son's grave in South Jordan. (Tanner Siegworth/KSL TV)...
Annie Knox and Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

The number of Utah kids and teens dying by gunfire hit a record high in 2020

The state hit a devastating milestone in 2020, recording the highest-ever number of shooting deaths among Utahns 18 and younger.
2 months ago
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Daniella Rivera

Tracking Transparency: Why prison surveillance videos are rarely released to the public

Since this investigation aired last night, we've heard from some of you wondering why the state is withholding these videos from the public. Here's some of the transparency issues.
2 months ago
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Daniella Rivera

‘They’re all in imminent danger’: Video shows violence after Utah prison allowed gangs to mingle

Corrections officials say they're doing all they can to keep the people in their custody safe, and policies at the new prison will help. Families of those on the inside say it's not enough.
2 months ago
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Daniella Rivera

Utah AG’s Office reveals pornography was found on former attorney’s work computer two years ago

The KSL Investigators have learned a Utah lawyer accused of possessing and producing child pornography previously resigned from Utah AG’s Office after pornography was found on his work computer.
2 months ago
Kalie Jones and Nick Hulse. (Tanner Siegworth/KSL TV)...
Daniella Rivera

Citing ‘serious concerns,’ judge drops drug test results from state custody case

A ruling in a family court case could have implications across Utah. The KSL Investigators first reported on doubts about the accuracy of court-ordered drug tests. Now, a judge has thrown out the results in one case.
2 months ago
Jesse Bruce speaks during his sentencing hearing on Sept. 7, 2022....
Daniella Rivera

Man who claimed self-defense sentenced for stabbing his ‘best friend’ to death in 2019

In June, a jury convicted Jesse Bruce of murdering his friend and roommate back in 2019. As he faced a judge to learn his sentence Wednesday, Bruce continued to claim he acted in self-defense.
3 months ago
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Daniella Rivera

Doubt over the accuracy of court-ordered drug tests could have widespread implications for Utahns

A Utah County family is challenging the results of court-ordered drug tests which could keep them from having custody of their children.
3 months ago
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Daniella Rivera and Annie Knox, KSL TV

Location data cracks open police cases, but critics say there’s a cost to privacy

Utah police are using controversial search warrants to scoop up large dumps of digital data. They can be critical crime fighting tools, but privacy experts warn they're an unconstitutional abuse of technology.
3 months ago
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Daniella Rivera

KSL Investigates: How is Utah’s new self-defense law impacting justice?

Is a new Utah self-defense law improving our justice system or leading to unintended consequences? The KSL Investigators analyzed a full year of cases.
4 months ago
FILE - The Rape Recovery Center helps victims of in a variety of ways. (KSL TV)...
Daniella Rivera

Utah abortion laws unclear on reporting, verification process for sexual assault victims

Utah abortion bans require law enforcement and physicians to work together to help victims of sexual assault who are seeking abortion care, but KSL Investigators found the state has not established a uniform process to ensure that happens.
5 months ago
A rendering of a cell site simulator. (KSL TV)...
Daniella Rivera and Annie Knox

Utah placed limits on police use of spy tech; Do they go far enough?  

For months, the KSL Investigators have been asking questions about spy technology law enforcement uses but doesn’t want to talk about. What exactly does the high-tech tool do, and what happens to your information if it gets caught up in a digital dragnet?
5 months ago
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Daniella Rivera

‘It was hastily passed’: Medical, legal experts raise concerns about Utah’s abortion trigger law

Senate Bill 174, passed by the Utah Legislature in 2020, was crafted, in part, to send a message. Now, medical and legal experts are sounding alarm bells about how it will work in practice.
5 months ago
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Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

Utah Senate candidate accused of violating protective order

Prosecutors said Wednesday that Republican State Senate candidate Brandon Beckham violated a court order by emailing the woman he is charged with sexually abusing.
5 months ago
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