Family of man shot and killed by Farmington Police voice outrage

Mar 3, 2023, 9:57 AM | Updated: 2:55 pm
There are still a lot of unanswered questions in the officer-involved shooting outside the Farmingt...
Chase Allan was killed during a traffic stop in Farmington on March 1, 2023. (Allan family)
(Allan family)

FARMINGTON, Utah— There are still a lot of unanswered questions in the officer-involved shooting outside the Farmington Post Office Wednesday that killed a 25-year-old man.

Less than 48 hours following the shooting in Farmington, the family of 25-year-old Chase Allan is speaking out. They say they are not happy with the police or the investigation.

The family has “learned more from media coverage about what occurred than anywhere else,” the family said in a statement to KSL.

After son killed in Farmington, no word from police

The family claims they did not receive next of kin notification, which is standard in any case where a person dies. Additionally, they state they found out about Chase’s death from the media.

According to the family, law enforcement failed to contact them. Also, the family has not been able to see Chase’s body.

Allan was killed during a traffic stop on March 1. Officers said Allan’s car had no plates. Police said he was non-compliant with orders to get out of the car.

Shots were fired, said Farmington Police, at some point around the time officers attempted to remove Allan from the car.

 “This resulted in the brutal murder of Chase at the hands of 5 Farmington Police officers,” the Allan family statement read. 

KSL also obtained scanner audio from the time of the shooting. A call for officers to turn their body cameras off is heard. 

Farmington Police Chief Eric Johnsen told KSL TV that turning body cameras off is standard procedure when a scene is secure.

Five Farmington officers are still on paid leave pending the investigation.

“If [the officers] fired shots I’m certain they were in fear for their lives,” Johnsen said.

Related: Mother of man killed by Farmington police has history with department

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Family of man shot and killed by Farmington Police voice outrage