SLC Officer Reprimanded for Refusing Assignment at Utah Pride
by Brig Bagley
9 June 2014
Department spokesperson for the unit, Lara Jones, stated that they do not tolerate bias and bigots in their department. Officers are expected to complete their assignment. Personal beliefs are not to influence an officer's assignment. The department wishes to follow the city's nondiscrimination act put into city law recently.
Gay men and women serve on the police force. Police officers have and will march in the Pride Parade. Jones says that refusing the assignment is unacceptable and shows unacceptable intolerance for their fellow officers.