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Correction: Gun Pointed At Black Child-Protest story

WOODS CROSS, Utah (AP) - In a story June 13 about planned protests outside a Utah police agency after an officer pointed his gun at a black child, The Associated Press reported erroneously that his mother is black. She is white.
 
A corrected version of the story is below:
 
Utah officer who pulled gun on black child sparks protests
 
Activists are planning to protest outside a police agency's headquarters in northern Utah after learning an officer who pulled his gun on a 10-year-old child will continue to work
 
WOODS CROSS, Utah (AP) - Activists are planning to protest at a police agency in northern Utah after learning an officer who pulled his gun on a 10-year-old child will continue to work.
 
Black Lives Matter in Utah founder Lex Scott said Thursday they will hold a protest Friday night to demand the officer be fired.
 
Woods Cross Police Chief Chad Soffe said Monday he is not looking to terminate the unidentified officer.
 
Jerri Hrubes said a white Woods Cross police officer pulled his gun on her son, who is black, while he was playing outside on June 6.
 
Soffe said the officer mistook the boy for a potential suspect during a pursuit of armed suspects.
 
Hrubes said the officer apologized but she still wants the agency held accountable.

 

UPDATE 6/13/19: Activists are planning to protest at a police agency in northern Utah after learning an officer who pulled his gun on a 10-year-old child will continue to work.
 
Black Lives Matter in Utah founder Lex Scott said Thursday they will hold a protest Friday night to demand the officer be fired.
 
Woods Cross Police Chief Chad Soffe said Monday he is not looking to terminate the unidentified officer.
 
Jerri Hrubes, who is black, said a white Woods Cross police officer pulled his gun on her son while he was playing outside on June 6.
 
Soffe said the officer mistook the boy for a potential suspect during a pursuit of armed suspects.
 
Hrubes said the officer apologized but she still wants the agency held accountable.

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Police say an officer who pulled his gun on a 10-year-old boy during a pursuit of armed suspects will continue to work amid an independent review of the incident.
 
Woods Cross Police Chief Chad Soffe told reporters on Monday the unidentified officer is still employed with the agency and they are not looking to terminate him.
 
Jerri Hrubes said a white Woods Cross police officer pulled his gun on her son, DJ Hrubes, who is black, while he was playing on the front lawn Thursday.
 
Soffe said the officer used good judgment and mistook the boy for a potential suspect in the incident.
 
He said responding officers received mixed reports of the suspects' ethnicity including that they were black, Hispanic or Polynesian.
 
Hrubes said the officer apologized after she called to complain, but that she wants the officer and the agency held accountable.


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