ABC 4 News captures police officer armed in protest gear pushing down man with cane

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – While ABC4 News were live on air during riots in Salt Lake City Saturday night they captured a police officer armed in protective gear shoving a man with a cane down onto the street.

Related: Sunday: SLC Mayor, Chief of Police discuss riots, overnight curfew

That video has now gone viral after it was posted to the station’s ABC4 YouTube channel and has been picked up by viewers around the country, many expressed anger at the officers actions.

The footage can be seen here:

ABC4 has reached out to SLCPD for comment who said they have received a lot of feedback on the video. Detective Greg Wilking with SLCPD said it is one of their officers and Chief Mike Brown will be releasing a statement Sunday afternoon on the incident.

We will update the story with that response once it is released.

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