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UTAH: Cop Who Refused To Ride In Salt Lake City Pride Parade Has Resigned

Via the Associated Press:
A Salt Lake City police officer who rejected an assignment riding a motorcycle at the front of last weekend's gay pride parade and was put on leave has now resigned. Salt Lake City police officials said Tuesday they received written notification of the officer's resignation. The officer, whose name is being withheld, was put on leave last week after police said he refused to provide traffic control at Sunday's parade. Police said they would not tolerate bias and bigotry. Bret Rawson, an attorney hired by the officer, said this week that police defamed his client. Rawson said his client didn't refuse to work, but asked to be reassigned other duties because he felt uncomfortable being viewed as an advocate for gay pride.
Salt Lake police have been notified that the cop will sue. (Tipped by JMG reader Will)

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