How A Botched Drug Raid In Utah Sparked An Unlikely Movement

How An Unlikely State Became A Hotbed For Police Reform

This is the story of how a botched drug raid on a lonely veteran in January 2012 sparked a fascinating movement for police reform -- in Utah of all places.

The push is being led by a political odd couple: a far-left progressive activist and a libertarian policy wonk with a background in Republican politics. So far, they seem to be having an impact. And at least two high-ranking officials in Utah, Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank and Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill, want to see reforms as well.

The movement's first major proposal would limit home invasion-style police raids to situations where a violent crime is about to be committed, putting an end to raids that are carried out simply to serve drug warrants.

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