SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Salt Lake County District Lawyer needs the FBI to research a police capturing that left a black man lifeless after he ran from police.
Prosecutor Sim Gill’s request Tuesday comes after outcry from anti-police brutality teams and the sufferer’s household about Gill’s choice final week to not file felony costs.
Physique digital camera video of the Aug. thirteen capturing seems to point out Patrick Harmon shot from behind.
Gill says slowed-down video signifies Harmon turned towards officers. Police say he had a knife and threatened them.
Patrick Harmon’s sister Antoinette Harmon stated she appreciates the investigation, however she additionally needs Gill and Salt Lake Metropolis Police Officer Clinton Fox eliminated. Fox shot Patrick Harmon.
Police Chief Mike Brown says he stands behind Fox. He says Fox has the “coaching, judgment and skill to make cut up-second selections in dynamic conditions.”