KSL obtains police report from plaza trespassing case

by | Jul. 14, 2009

News from Utah

KSL 5 News requested and received a copy of the police report involving the trespassing controversy on Main Street Plaza last week. Now we have official word of what we have been reading about on blogs since Friday.

The police report says an officer arrived at 10:34 Thursday night on a trespassing call. Church security had asked Matthew Aune and Derek Jones to leave the property for what the security guard called "kissing and hugging." When the men refused, security detained them and called police.

"Matt told me that security guards slammed him to the ground," the police officer wrote in his report. "I asked him, ‘Why?' He told me that he and his boyfriend, Derek, had been drinking at the Gallivan Center and they just came through Main St. He said they sat down and he gave Derek a kiss."

"I asked Nickel (church security officer) if they slammed him to the ground," the officer continued. "Nickel said they did not slam him to the ground when they put handcuffs on him."

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