WOODS CROSS — After witnessing a police officer point his gun at a young black child during a search for potentially violent men last week, Jaxon Wood didn’t want to be anywhere near the scene.

Wood, 19, and his three friends were driving by the Woods Cross home when they saw a half-dozen police cars flip U-turns and speed down the street.

“The black kid was there, but they all just passed him except this one cop. He hopped out of his car and pointed the gun at him. The kid froze there and dropped, then his family came out,” he said.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

During an interview in West Bountiful on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, Jaxon Wood and Garrett Buchanan discuss how they watched a Woods Cross police officer point his gun at a 10-year-old boy.

Wood didn’t want any part of the situation because he is black. He spent the next couple of hours at his friend’s house. He said he didn’t feel comfortable going back to the area.

“I’m not sure racism is involved, but I just wanted to play it safe,” he said.

Meantime, the city of Woods Cross has retained Heather White with the Salt Lake …read more


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