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SLCPD Seeking Tips After Multiple Pride Flags Burned

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is asking for help identifying the person or people responsible for burning multiple Pride flags.

This investigation started at 8:02 a.m., on Monday, July 3, 2023, when officers responded to a home near 850 South Washington Street after the homeowner reported their Pride flag had been cut down and burned.

Officers responded and learned that at least four other Pride flags in the area were vandalized. The vandalism is reported to have happened between 1-1:30 a.m.

The Salt Lake City Police Department is asking anyone living in the area to check home surveillance or doorbell cameras to see if they captured the suspect.

Anyone with information about the situation – and who has not yet already talked with an officer – should call 801-799-3000.

The Salt Lake City Police Department recognizes our responsibility to investigate hate crimes thoroughly and impartially to hold offenders accountable and ensure justice for survivors. The Salt Lake City Police Department educates its officers and works with our community to recognize, and condemn, hate crimes and works to prevent them from occurring in the future.

The effects of a hate crime can be devastating and long-lasting for both the individual victim and the larger community.

If you are the survivor of a hate crime or witness a hate crime, it is important to report it to the appropriate authorities so the case can be investigated, and support and resources offered.

• Call 9-1-1: If the crime is in-progress or there is an immediate threat to the safety of yourself or others.

• File a police report by calling 801-799-3000 and asking to speak with an officer about filing a hate crime report.

• Request assistance from an SLCPD Victim Advocate. You can call 801-799-3000 and ask to speak with a victim advocate or call 801-580-7969 24/7.