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Later, after leading the group back out onto the Capitol steps, Simons called the recent rash of officer-involved shootings a pandemic, pointing out that his daughter, Willard and Kanosh were all killed within 90 days of each other. Like many at the protest, Simons expressed hoped the gathering would stress the need for greater accountability for police.
"Is it going to be the police safety first, or the people’s safety first?" Simons asked. "We’ve got to have a change."
Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said his office has investigated 26 officer-involved shootings since he took office in 2011. Thirteen of those shootings resulted in death.
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