Taylorsville family members duke it out with police during domestic violence call, 2 adults, 2 juveniles arrested

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TAYLORSVILLE, Utah, May 28, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A domestic violence call late Monday night turned into a fracas, with several members of a Taylorsville family turning on officers as they arrived.

Lt. Paul Barker, Unified Police Department, said the call reporting the domestic violence situation was received just after 11 p.m.

When officers made contact at the residence, at 5405 S. Whitewood Drive, they were confronted by family members, Barker said.

One person assaulted an officer and, from that point, it became a general free-for-all on the front lawn.

As additional police responded from West Jordan and West Valley City, the blare of sirens woke the neighbors who had managed to sleep through the family’s screaming at the Unified officers.

Tasers and OC spray (pepper spray) were deployed to bring things under control. Two adults were arrested, and two minors were taken to juvenile detention. They are facing charges of domestic violence and assault on a police officer.

Barker said the brawl involved both men and women. Three officers were assaulted, but were not seriously injured.

When asked what set off the initial incident to which the police were responding, Barker said it appears that two brothers got into a fight.


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