Utah Cops Cleared Killing Black Man They Shot In The Back
A 22 Year Old black Utah man, Darrien Hunt, was shot in the back by police officers in September and the officers involved in the case were cleared of any wrongdoing in the case. Hunt was shot in the back 4 times [Proven by Autopsy]. Officers allege that Hunt lunged at them with a toy sword and then fled. The family claims that there is more involved with the case but it will be closed after police were cleared of any faults:
The Salt Lake Tribune writes:
Two Saratoga Springs police officers were justified in using deadly force when they shot and killed 22-year-old Darrien Hunt in September, Utah County Attorney Jeff Buhman ruled Monday.
Hunt was shot six times by the two officers — Cpl. Matt Schauerhamer and Officer Nicholas Judson — after they responded to two 911 callers reporting a man walking with a samurai-style sword near Redwood Road and State Road 73.
Buhman said at a news conference that no criminal charges will be filed against either officer, both of whom fired a total of three shots after Hunt swung his sword at them, Buhman said. Schauerhamer then chased Hunt toward another business and fired three rounds, one of which investigators believe to be the fatal shot.