Mother of man shot and killed by officers has history with Farmington police

Mar 3, 2023, 6:18 PM | Updated: 6:52 pm

FARMINGTON, Utah — Farmington police said an officer was trying to stop the driver of a car because it didn’t have a license place, but that the driver didn’t comply.

That resulted in what police say was a confrontation, in which police shot at the driver; 25-year-old Chase Allan was killed.

However, police aren’t saying what that confrontation was about. Farmington’s police chief said an officer noticed Allan had a gun in his car and seemed to be reaching for it.

We spoke with retired FBI agent Greg Rogers Friday afternoon. He doesn’t have anything to do with this case, but he spent years working undercover with those who belong to sovereign citizen groups and who feel the law of the land doesn’t apply to them.

Man sits on couch and talks

Former FBI agent Greg Rogers was once undercover working with those who belong to sovereign citizen groups. (Mark Wetzel/KSL TV)

“When a law enforcement officer pulls you over and asks for your drivers license and asks you to identify yourself, something that simple, when you don’t comply, the situation gets escalated,” Rogers said. “They would tell you that it’s an honest belief that they don’t have to comply with commands given to them by law enforcement. Because they believe the government is corrupt now and doesn’t follow the constitution.”

We only spoke with Rogers because Chase Allan’s mother, Diane Allan, has a pending lawsuit against Farmington police from when she was pulled over this past April.

In her lawsuit, she claims police violated her civil rights when they pulled her over for an expired registration, and had no authority to detain her, because she says she is one of the sovereign people of Utah. Rogers says he hears similar stories from those who are part of the sovereign citizen movement.

“They really don’t have any idea of taking over the government or starting a government of their own. They would tell you they just want to be left alone,”  Rogers said.

In a statement, the Allan family said they have been stonewalled by Farmington police in getting information.

The family also says Chase Allan had been studying law the last few years and was a patriot, doing what he could to defend the people’s freedom and liberty in his community.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

Kevin Linford (Facebook)...
Andrew Adams

Additional sex charges filed against Utah businessman; prosecutors fear more victims possible

A man accused of sexually abusing multiple women at a party in Davis County last summer now faces new charges in Salt Lake County. 
23 hours ago
(Jackson Grimm/KSL TV)...
Debbie Worthen

Avalanches are bigger, more dangerous than past seasons in Utah

Utah gets hundreds of avalanches every year, but this year, those numbers are higher, and the slides themselves are becoming bigger and more dangerous.
23 hours ago
Logan Stefanich

Alpine School District exploring potential closure of 5 elementary schools

The doors of five elementary schools in Alpine School District may be closing for good at the end of the school year due to seismic concerns.
23 hours ago
(FILE) Salt Lake City Police car responding to a scene....
Madison Swenson

Man arrested after stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise from SLC airport store

A 30-year-old man accused of stealing nearly $4,100 worth of merchandise from a store inside the Salt Lake City International Airport has been arrested.
23 hours ago
(KSL TV)...
Madison Swenson

West Valley City home heavily damaged by fire

A West Valley City home suffered significant damage Tuesday after a fire broke out in the kitchen.
23 hours ago
(Utah County Sheriff's Office K-9 Team/Facebook)...
Cary Schwanitz and Madison Swenson

Utah County Sheriff’s Office mourning loss of retired K-9

The Utah County Sheriff’s Office is honoring a retired K-9 who died Monday.
23 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Stack of old laptops with dark background...
PC Laptops

Old Laptop Upgrades You Need to Try Before Throwing it Away

Get the most out of your investment. Try these old laptop upgrades before throwing it out to keep it running fast and efficient.
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to Choose What MBA Program is Right for You: Take this Quiz Before You Apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Close up of an offset printing machine during production...
Les Olson IT

Top 7 Reasons to Add a Production Printer to Your Business

Learn about the different digital production printers and how they can help your company save time and money.
vintage photo of lighting showroom featuring chandeliers, lamps, wall lights and mirrors...
Lighting Design

History of Lighting Design | Over 25 Years of Providing Utah With the Latest Trends and Styles

Read about the history of Lighting Design, a family-owned and operated business that paved the way for the lighting industry in Utah.
Fiber Optical cables connected to an optic ports and Network cables connected to ethernet ports...
Brian Huston, CE and Anthony Perkins, BICSI

Why Every Business Needs a Structured Cabling System

A structured cabling system benefits businesses by giving you faster processing speeds and making your network more efficient and reliable.
notebook with password notes highlighted...
PC Laptops

How to Create Strong Passwords You Can Actually Remember

Learn how you can create strong passwords that are actually easy to remember! In a short time you can create new ones in seconds.
Mother of man shot and killed by officers has history with Farmington police