A Utah mother is calling for an independent investigation after a Woods Cross police officer pointed a gun at her Black son’s head on June 6. The boy’s mother, who is white, said the officer was being racist when he confronted the boy at his grandmother’s front yard.
Jerri Hrubes told reporters on June 7 that her son, DJ Hrubes, was playing on his grandmother’s front lawn in West Bountiful, a neighborhood north of Salt Lake City, when he was approached by a white Woods Cross police officer. Jerri said the officer, who has not been identified, told the 10-year-old boy to place his hands in the air and get on the ground, according to the Associated Press (AP).
DJ, who has vision issues and is developmentally delayed, asked the officer if he had done something wrong, only to be told not to ask questions. Jerri said at a…
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