- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah has filed a public records request for video from officer body cameras showing a February police shooting that critically wounded a 17-year-old.

The ACLU said in a statement Thursday that the public has a right to know what occurred in the Feb. 27 shooting of Abdi Mohamed that sparked unrest downtown soon after it happened and in protests in the days following.

Police say Mohamed was shot twice in the torso when officers tried to stop him and another person from beating a man with metal sticks. Witnesses and Mohamed’s family have disputed that account.

Police have refused to release body-camera video of the confrontation until the investigation is complete.

Salt Lake County Attorney Sim Gill says his office is still reviewing the case.



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