The Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill is facing some sharp criticism.
"He's coming down harder on law enforcement than he is on the criminals," said Chad Bennion, Salt Lake County Republican Party Chairman.
Salt Lake County Republican Party Chairman Chad Bennion is referring to last week, when Gill made the following announced during a press conference:
"The shooting that resulted in the death of Danielle Willard on Nov. 2nd, 2012 by Det. Salmon and Shaun Cowley was not justified," said Sim Gill, Salt Lake County District Attorney during a press conference on August 8th.
Because of the ruling against the West Valley City officers, and what some consider others like it, Bennion believes Gill has an agenda against cops.
"Speaking to various different groups about his childhood and police brutality and injustice and I believe that that's coloring his decision as a D.A. in Salt Lake County," said Bennion.
If you ask Gill, he said that's ridiculous.
"I understand people may say he's a cop hater because that's their personal opinion but at the end of the day, if you fail to hold accountable bad officers, good officers suffer," Gill said.
He said it's wrong to assume, his culture influences his public responsibility.
"My ethnicity or culture has no bearing on my professionalism," Gill said.
But, if you ask Bennion, he said he's not the only one who has issues with the District Attorney.
"I've talked to various attorneys, here in Salt Lake County, be it Democrat, Republicans, Independents, Libertarians, whatever, and they're all coming up with the same criticisms," said Bennion.
Utah's Democratic Party Chairman is calling for Bennion to apologize.
Gill said he’s baffled anyone could think of him as anti-cop, especially with how much resources and money he contributes to police officer safety.
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