Brickbat: Compassionate Cops


Cop with pepper spray
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The Evans family had just gotten back from the hospital, where their two-month-old son had died of a respiratory infection. That's when West Valley, Utah, cops showed up. Officials say it is routine for them to investigate any "unattended death." But the child's grandfather told them them to leave the family alone. That didn't sit well with the cops, who proceeded to knock down the door, pepper spray family members, shove them around, and arrest the baby's father for assaulting an officer when he tried to defend his family.