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Utah Will Conduct Review Of Claim Officer Pointed Gun At Child

Jun 14, 2019, 4:36 PM | Updated: 8:48 pm
DJ Hrubes and his mother, Jerri, speaks to the media members of the media during a press conference...
DJ Hrubes and his mother, Jerri, speaks to the media members of the media during a press conference at the law office of Christensen & Jensen in Salt Lake City on Friday, June 7, 2019, regarding an incident that occurred Thursday between an armed Woods Cross police officer and DJ. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News)
(Laura Seitz, Deseret News)

WOODS CROSS, Utah (AP) — An attorney for a Utah police department where a white officer drew his gun on a 10-year-old black child says Utah law enforcement will investigate the incident.

Attorney Heather White said Friday the Utah Department of Public Safety has agreed to investigate possible criminal charges against the Woods Cross police officer and evaluate whether he acted with racial bias or unnecessary force.

A lawyer for the child’s mother says she is thrilled the state will investigate.

Mother Jerri Hrubes has said the officer pulled his gun on 10-year-old DJ as he played on his grandmother’s lawn last week.

Police Chief Chad Soffe said the officer used good judgment when he mistook the child for a potential suspect during a chase.

Protesters demonstrated Friday to demand the officer be fired.

(Copyright 2019 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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Utah Will Conduct Review Of Claim Officer Pointed Gun At Child