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|Rapid Response Alert|
MOBB United for Social Change Demands the Utah Attorney General Investigate the Death of Patrick Harmon
On August 13, 2017, Patrick Harmon was riding his bike when he was detained by Salt Lake City police for riding without a rear light. Mr. Harmon fled the scene. Video tape shows Officer Clinton Fox shooting Mr. Harmon in the back as he was running away. District Attorney Sam Gill cleared the officer of any wrong doing stating they feared for their lives because Mr. Harmon issued a verbal threat and had a knife. The video evidence clearly shows that Mr. Harmon never issued a verbal threat nor can a knife be seen in Mr. Harmon’s possession. Despite clear evidence that Mr. Harmon did not pose a threat to the officer, the district attorney has chosen not to investigate the incident. In addition, the Civilian Review Board for the City of Salt Lake does not have the power to continue the investigation of this case.
For justice to be served for Mr. Harmon and his family, the state of Utah must conduct a thorough, independent investigation of this clear instance of police brutality. An officer who fears for his life as a man is running away from him should not be in law enforcement. MOBB United for Social Change is demanding that Sean Reyes, Utah Attorney General, immediately conduct an independent review of this case.
Call To Action
#ProtectThem by demanding the Utah Attorney General investigate the death of Patrick Harmon.
Please contact the Attorney General below:
M.O.B.B. United for Social Change, Inc. is a nationwide coalition of moms who are dedicated to making the world a safer place for Black boys and men by eradicating harassment, brutality and unwarranted use of deadly force by law enforcement against our sons. The group was born out of frustration over the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile in Minnesota and numerous other innocent Black boys and men killed by police before and after them. It has grown into a mobilized force of moms determined to make a difference. We aim to influence both policy and perception that impact how Black boys and men are treated by law enforcement.