Chase Allan: How Utah law student was shot dead by cops during traffic stop

Chase Allan
Chase Allan

A 25 year old Utah law student identified as Chase Allan was gunned down by five cops from Farmington Police Department in Davis County, Utah.

Details of what happened

On Wednesday around 3:30 p.m, Chase Allan was pulled over in a post office parking lot for driving with no license plates.

A Farmington police officer requested backup and, according to police, Allan refused to exit the vehicle.

Officers said that during the attempt to get him out, multiple shots were fired.

“That’s how we train and I know my guys and if they fired shots I’m certain they were in fear of their life,” said Farmington Police chief Eric Johnsen.

“I will argue there is no license plate infraction in this country that is worth the loss of someone’s life,” said Burbank.

Chase Allan was shot inside the car and later died at a local hospital.

Family of the young Utah law student claim they were not properly informed of Allan’s ‘brutal murder’ and comes after his mother sued the Farmington Police Department over her own traffic incident.

It remains unclear whether the 25-year-old was armed as the community reels from the loss and family desperately search for answers.

Officers placed on administrative leave

Five officers are now on administrative leave, which is 20% of Farmington’s police force. Burbank said the department’s small numbers are no excuse for a fatal traffic stop.

“This is not unique to just cities or problems. We’re seeing this and it really is a failure of our system that we can change,” he said.

None of the Farmington Police officers were injured and he Davis County Critical Incident Protocol Team is now taking over the investigation.

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