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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Six people, including the owner of a record company, have been arraigned on charges stemming from scuffles with police during the company's hip-hop concert.
Police ended up shutting down the DUB DUB Record Co.'s rap event the night of June 27 at Ogden's Union Station.
Ten people were arrested after officers from the Ogden Police Department, Weber County Sheriff's Office and Utah Highway Patrol broke up the 30-minute confrontation that had about 75 people initially gathering around officers.
Ogden police said they'd been called to the scene to investigate possible alcohol violations inside Union Station. Tension began to build when the officers were denied admission, Lt. Scott Conley said at the time.
After warning a bouncer that he was obstructing justice and interfering with a police officer, officers tried to take him into custody, bystanders intervened and the situation escalated into physical confrontations, police allege.
Some of the individuals involved in the altercations have been in contact with the state's chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, citing possible civil rights violations of a racial nature.
NAACP officials have not returned numerous calls from the Standard-Examiner seeking comment.
Among the six arraigned Wednesday in 2nd District Court was Tanoka Beard, DUB DUB CEO and former Bonneville High School basketball star. Beard, 31, is charged with riot, a third-degree felony, and misdemeanor counts of interfering with an arrest and assault of a police officer.
Riot is assaultive behavior committed in concert with two or more people.
Also charged with riot and assault of a police officer, were Cory Brandon Colon, 22, and Usha Danzy, 23.
Charged with single counts of riot were Charmbay Jones, 22, Travon Samuel Harvey, 19, and David Gregory, 20.
Judge W. Brent West set a status hearing for July 30.
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