After activists questioned the actions of police officers during the violent Inland Port Authority protest Tuesday, Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown says he's "very proud of the job" his officer's "did."
Their actions were to prevent people from being assaulted, obstruction of property and to protect themselves.
Six officers were hurt during the protest. Brown says they were spit on, hit and had items thrown at them.
Newly released body camera footage shows police telling protesters to leave the Chamber of Commerce or face arrest. More than 100 hours worth of video is being sifted through.
From what I’ve seen, [the officers] acted with great restraint.
Police are still searching for one missing body camera that may have been stolen. Officers reported several protesters were ripping off their body cameras.
Brown says he hopes the protesters will approach police beforehand, so things don’t get out of control.