Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Hundreds Protest Utah Police Shooting

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Several hundred people took to the streets in Salt Lake City holdings signs that read things like, "Stop killer cops" in a protest against police shooting that left a 17-year-old Somali refugee critically wounded.

The Monday night rally in Utah — where speakers urged people to stand up to police and demand accountability — highlighted the latest flashpoint in the national discussion about police use of force, especially with minority victims.

Civil rights groups are calling for a thorough investigation and for police to make public body camera video of the incident.

Sponsor Message

Police say Abdi Mohamed was shot twice in the torso when officers intervened as Mohamed and another person attacked someone with metal sticks.