Hundreds protest for Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal

Salt Lake City Protests

Hundreds marched from the Utah State Capitol to Granary Storage on Saturday.

The storage facility, located on 278 West 900 South in Salt Lake City, is where Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal died in an officer-involved shooting with Salt Lake City Police on May 23rd.

Police body camera footage was released on Friday.

The footage drew an apology from Mayor Erin Mendenhall to Palacios-Carbajal’s family.

Governor Gary Herbert is calling for a “thorough and swift” review.

Bernardo’s story is one reason why protesters say they want their voices heard.

“I came out tonight just because I’m angry,” said Deshaun Blackwell, a protestor. “I sat my 13-year-old little brother the other day down and told him how to act around the cops. Just how things need to be with him as a black man and that scares me. I shouldn’t have to do that.”

Protestors also built memorials to Bernardo at the Capitol and in front of the storage facility.

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