Utah Cops Cleared In Shooting Black Man In the Back
A prosecutor cleared two Utah police officers of criminal charges in the killing of a young black man wielding a samurai sword, saying Monday the shooting was justified because the man had swung the sword at the officers.
Two Saratoga Springs police officers fired a total of seven shots, Utah County Attorney Jeff R. Buhman told reporters, hitting Darrien Hunt, 22, six times — at least once in the back as he ran away. Buhman’s office investigated the Sept. 10 incident for nearly two months…
The case is one of several police shootings of young black men that have drawn scrutiny in recent months. Hunt’s father is black and his mother is white. The mother, Susan Hunt, told local media after the shooting, “No white boy with a little sword would they shoot while he’s running away.” [su_csky_ad]