Downtown Protests

Rioters flipped and set a Salt Lake City Police car on fire during the riot in Downtown on May 30, ...
Dan Rascon, KSL TV

No jail time for man who set police car on fire during 2020 riots in SLC

A federal judge granted mercy to a man who set fire to a Salt Lake City police car during the 2020 riots in downtown. 
7 months ago
Rioters flipped and set a Salt Lake City Police car on fire during the riot in Downtown on May 30, ...
Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

SLC Police Chief Reflects On Downtown Riot Nearly One Year Later

Protests and riots broke out around the country a year ago following the death of George Floyd. That unrest later spread to Salt Lake City where a police car was flipped and lit on fire. Police Chief Mike Brown sat down with KSL-TV nearly a year later to reflect back on the day that changed the city and his department. 
1 year ago
Body camera footage obtained exclusively by KSL TV shows the moment a protester threw a rock at a S...
Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

Remembering A Summer Filled With Protests In Utah

In a year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, a presidential election, and even a serious earthquake, one of the biggest stories here in Utah is what happened on a Saturday afternoon in May. A protest in downtown Salt Lake City turned violent, leaving us with images many never thought we'd see here.
2 years ago
Protesters and police officers line a street in downtown Salt Lake City Saturday, May 30, 2020. (Sh...
Matthew Jacobson, KSL TV

SLCPD Officer Who Pushed Elderly Man During Protest Will Not Be Charged

At the request of the victim, no criminal charges will be filed against an officer who was captured on video pushing an elderly man to the ground during a protest in Salt Lake City.
2 years ago
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Tania Dean, KSL TV

Protestors March To State Capitol Armed With Guns

A group of protestors marched to the Capitol to rally against police brutality and in favor of equality, but the difference in Sunday's rally was that most of the protestors were armed with semi-automatic weapons.
2 years ago
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Matt Rascon, KSL TV

SLC’s Commission On Racial Equity Holds First Weekly Meeting

Salt Lake City's newly-formed commission on racial equity met for the first time Wednesday.
2 years ago
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Garna Mejia, KSL TV

Groups Supporting, Protesting Police March In Downton SLC On Same Night

Groups representing both sides of the issue surrounding police reform took to the streets and the Capitol in protest. 
2 years ago
A Salt Lake City police vehicle was destroyed on Saturday, May 30. (Alex Cabrero/KSL TV)...
Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Hill AFB Airman Charged With Arson In Connection To Destroyed SLC Police Car

A U.S. Airman 1st Class stationed at Hill Air Force Base has been charged with arson in connection with a police vehicle that was destroyed during the May 30 riot in downtown Salt Lake City.
2 years ago
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Matt Rascon, KSL TV

SLC Police Association Pushes Back On Mayor’s Order

The Salt Lake Police Association is pushing back on Mayor Erin Mendenhall’s executive order issued one week ago that implements seven reforms at the Salt Lake City Police Department.
2 years ago
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LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press

Utah Protesters Face Charges With Potential Life Sentence

Some Black Lives Matter protesters in Utah could face up to life in prison if they’re convicted of splashing red paint and smashing windows during a protest
2 years ago
Demonstrators gather outside Cottonwood Heights City Hall on Aug. 3, 2020...
Tania Dean, KSL TV

Demonstrators Gather Days After Cottonwood Heights Protest Turned Violent

Hundreds of people gathered in Cottonwood Heights Monday -- some rallying for the police department, and some protesting against it. 
2 years ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

SLC Mayor, Police Unveil Seven Policy Changes

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall and SLC police chief Mike Brown unveiled seven new policy changes regarding the department's use of force, body-worn cameras and searches and seizures.
2 years ago
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Andrew Adams, KSL TV

In Times Of Pandemic & Protests, Police Chief Copes With Loss Of Father

With a pandemic unlike any the world had seen in the past 100 years, the strongest earthquake to strike the city in six decades and well over a month of protests calling for social justice and reform, 2020 had not been an easy year for any first responder or law enforcement officer.
2 years ago
Body camera footage from the Salt Lake City Police Department before Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal was...
Dan Rascon, KSL TV

Lawmakers Examining Utah’s Use Of Deadly Force Laws

Lawmakers said change is coming when it comes to the legal use of deadly force by Utah police officers.
2 years ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Salt Lake DA Lays Out 22 Police Reform Recommendations

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill just released his recommendations for police reform, a conversation that's sparked dozens of protests over the past few months, some of which turned violent.
2 years ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Efforts Underway To Review Utah’s Use-Of-Force Laws

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall has called for changes to city policies and Utah’s laws that dictate when officers are allowed to use lethal force.
2 years ago
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Matt Rascon, KSL TV

Salt Lake DA, community respond to protest, vandalism

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill responded to the protest outside his office Friday, calling the vandalism to the building “an assault on every one of us.”
2 years ago
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signs legislation repealing the state's controversial tax reform bill passed...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Governor Declares State Of Emergency Closing Capitol, DA’s Office After Protests

Gov. Gary Herbert declared a state of emergency following a protest in downtown Salt Lake City after sidewalks were covered with paint and windows smashed at the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s office.
2 years ago
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Garna Mejia, KSL TV

Family Criticizes DA After Palacios Shooting Ruled Justified

Attorneys for Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal's family criticized Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill's decision that officers were justified in using deadly force when they shot and killed Palacios-Carbajal in May.
2 years ago
Protesters spilled red paint in front of the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office on Thursda...
Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Protesters Gather At Salt Lake DA’s Office Following Ruling On Shooting

Salt Lake City police have closed 500 South between State Street and Main Street due to protests at the office of the Salt Lake County District Attorney.
2 years ago
"Black Lives Matter" was spray-painted on a South Jordan police officer's vehicle....
Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

Police Investigating After South Jordan Officer’s Car Vandalized

Detectives with the West Jordan Police Department are investigating after a South Jordan police officer’s car was vandalized sometime on the Fourth of July.
2 years ago
A demonstrator holds a Black Lives Matter at a protest in Salt Lake City in June 2020....
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Designs Wanted For New BLM Mural At Salt Lake City Hall

Salt Lake City is asking artists to submit their design ideas for a Black Lives Matter mural to be painted at the entrance of City Hall.
2 years ago
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Madison Fitzpatrick, KSL TV

Black Lives Matter Billboard Vandalized In Draper

A Black Lives Matter billboard sponsored by Utah-based software company Domo has been defaced in Draper.
2 years ago
Body camera footage obtained exclusively by KSL TV shows the moment a protester threw a rock at a S...
Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

SLC Police Looking For Man Who Broke Officer’s Hand During Riots

Detectives with the Salt Lake City Police Department are looking for a man who broke an officer’s hand during the downtown riots on May 30.
2 years ago
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