RAWSON - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/RAWSON News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) SLPD: Utah cop who asked not to ride in gay pride parade resigns http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58050771-78/parade-officer-rawson-police.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58050771-78/parade-officer-rawson-police.html.csp">SLPD: Utah cop who asked not to ride in gay pride parade resigns</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-10T22:41:30.859-06:00">Updated Jun 10, 2014 10:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Salt Lake City police officer, initially put on leave after he balked at riding as part of the department motorcycle unit’s gay pride parade entry, has resigned, the police department said Tuesday. The officer, whose identity has not been released, reportedly cited religious convictions in asking for reassignment rather than participating directly in the parade — an act he saw as an endorsement of last Sunday’s Utah Pride Parade. His lawyer, Bret Rawson, said the officer did not — as initial...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58050771@www.sltrib.com Tue, 10 Jun 2014 22:41:30 MDT Attorney: Utah cop ‘defamed’ by Gay Pride Parade conflict http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58047459-78/officer-parade-rawson-department.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58047459-78/officer-parade-rawson-department.html.csp">Attorney: Utah cop ‘defamed’ by Gay Pride Parade conflict</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By erin alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-10T11:01:41.135-06:00">Updated Jun 10, 2014 11:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Salt Lake City police officer says the department defamed him and violated his rights when he was put on leave after a conflict over his assignment at Sunday’s Utah Pride Parade. “He feels that the same protections that afford individuals to participate in a parade like we had yesterday, are the very constitutional protections that were not afforded to him,” Bret Rawson, the officer’s attorney, said Monday. The police department and Rawson have not identified the officer, who made national ne...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58047459@www.sltrib.com Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:01:41 MDT