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Pead said that the National Sheriffs Association sent them an email, telling them to stop using the logo because its trademarked and should not be used for political purposes.

"We took it off our website," Pead said, noting they realized Monday that the emblem was on some of the their signs.

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Utah Criminal Code, 76-8-511

A person is guilty of a class B misdemeanor if the person:

1 » knowingly makes a false entry in or false alteration of anything belonging to, received, or kept by the government for information or record, or required by law to be kept for information of the government;

2 » presents or uses anything knowing it to be false and with a purpose that it be taken as a genuine part of information or records referred to in Subsection (1); or

3 » intentionally destroys, conceals, or otherwise impairs the verity or availability of the information or records, knowing that the destruction, concealment, or impairment is unlawful.

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"We went through the city and took those down last night and today. We’re a citizens group and not aware of every (legal) nuance," he said.

For months now, Citizens for Responsible Growth in Layton has vigorously fought what they fear will be a tidal wave of commercial and residential density that will clog West Layton with pollution, traffic and crime.

"Once this is over, we want to get back to working with people," Pead said. "We’re hoping that we can at least sit down and talk about things."


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