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13th person charged with flipping, vandalizing police car during riot

By Pat Reavy, KSL | Posted - Jul. 14, 2020 at 2:31 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY — More than a dozen people have now been charged in connection with overturning and vandalizing a Salt Lake police patrol car during the downtown riot on May 30.

Osaiasi Kioa Tuifua, 24, of Salt Lake City, is the latest to be charged in 3rd District Court with criminal mischief, a first-degree felony; and rioting, a third-degree felony. Those charges were filed Tuesday.

He becomes the 13th person charged with “pushing the patrol car over onto its roof, breaking the windows, tearing off the light bar and bumpers, and/or removing property from it,” according to charging documents.

Prosecutors also note in the charges, “Although it has been a month since the riot occurred, a team of Salt Lake City police detectives have been viewing hours of video to ensure they have properly identified (those involved).”

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