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Utah officer who pulled gun on black child sparks protests

Jun 14, 2019, 7:38 AM | Updated: 12:25 pm
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Jerri Hrubes stands next to her son DJ during a news conference Friday, June 7, 2019, in Salt Lake City. Hrubes is calling for an independent investigation after she says a police officer pointed a gun at her 10-year-old son's head in what she calls a racially motivated incident. Hrubes said the officer came back to apologize after she called to complain, but that she wants the officer and the department held accountable. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

WOODS CROSS, Utah (AP) — Activists are planning to protest at a police agency in northern Utah after learning an officer who pulled his gun on a 10-year-old child will continue to work.

Black Lives Matter in Utah founder Lex Scott said Thursday they will hold a protest Friday night to demand the officer be fired.

Woods Cross Police Chief Chad Soffe said Monday he is not looking to terminate the unidentified officer.

Jerri Hrubes said a white Woods Cross police officer pulled his gun on her son, who is black, while he was playing outside on June 6.

Soffe said the officer mistook the boy for a potential suspect during a pursuit of armed suspects.

Hrubes said the officer apologized but she still wants the agency held accountable.

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Utah officer who pulled gun on black child sparks protests