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Sergeant fails to do his job

Following the roughing-up of a woman for refusing to give her name to a Salt Lake police officer, Salt Lake City Police Department Sgt. Dana Orgil says that he "won't second-guess the officer on the scene" as to how much force should be used.

This is the job of a police sergeant — and if he won't second-guess, then he forces us to do so. Nobody will like the answers that we come up with, when a woman is left bloody and battered for the unwritten crime of "contempt of cop."

One of those answers is to assume that the recent problems with local law enforcement are the fallout from too many sergeants who have left their patrol officers without the guidance and leadership that we pay sergeants to provide.

Robert McCall

Salt Lake City