Officer put on leave for refusing to patrol gay pride parade

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. (AP) Department spokeswoman Lara Jones says the officer was among about 30 officers assigned to provide traffic control and security for the annual Utah Pride Parade in Salt Lake City.

She says the department does not tolerate bias and bigotry, and it does not allow personal beliefs to enter into whether an officer will accept an assignment.

She declined to comment on the officer's reason for refusing the assignment.

The officer, whose name wasn't released, is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal affairs investigation.


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