SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – Dozens of people showed up in Salt Lake City to demand answers surrounding the death of a 30-year-old man who was shot and killed by police earlier this month.
Cody Belgard, a rap artist who performed under the name “See Smoke”, was shot by Salt Lake City Police officers on Friday Nov. 9 outside his friends house near the I-215 freeway.
The West Valley City Police Department is investigating the incident bu the group “Utah Against Police Brutality” and the Rose Park Brown Berets claim Belgard was shot while fleeing. At the rally, his sister said the information she gets from police backs that up.
“They told me there was an altercation between him and the police officer but my brother only has bullet holes in his back,” said Sena Belgard, Cody’s sister. “He has two shots to the back. He was found laying face down.”
Protestors say they want the officers’ body camera video of the shooting released immediately so everyone can see what happened.