Utah law will allow public to request reviews of open cases

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SALT LAKE CITY — A new Utah law will enable family members of crime victims to request a review of cases that have been stalled for more than a year.

The law allows checks on the progress of felony cases including homicides and missing persons, KUTV-TV reported Monday.

Under the law, families or victims whose cases meet a specific criteria can write to investigating agencies to begin the review.

Agencies have 30 days to issue reports to county attorneys, who then have 30 to 60 days to conduct reviews that can be passed on to the Utah Attorney General’s Office.
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