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Cache County Sheriff Speaks In Support Of Riot Legislation That Would Tighten Jail Detention

On Tuesday, Cache County Sheriff and Utah Sheriffs Association President Chad Jensen spoke in support of a bill that would hold a person arrested on suspicion of rioting in jail until they appeared before a magistrate.After a summer of civil rights demonstrations nationwide, however, advocates are questioning how relevant the legislation will be in Utah and whether the bill leaves too much up to law enforcement when it comes to distinguishing rioters from protesters.

Jensen said the bill would not infringe on peaceful protesters but rather “those who are actually causing property damage and violence and arson.” Read the rest of the story on

This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.