SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah's chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is asking the Duchesne County Attorney for an independent investigation after police used pepper spray and batons on a group of dancers at a high school football game in Roosevelt.
ACLU Interim Legal Director Joseph Cohn says in a letter sent Monday that an internal investigation by the police department cleared its officers of any wrongdoing and doesn't seem objective.
The ALCU says it fears the constitutional rights of dancers and spectators may have been violated.
Polynesian men and boys performed a traditional Haka dance after a football game in October. Officers claimed they deployed pepper spray because they feared a riot was imminent.
Duchesne County Attorney Steve Foote was away from the office Tuesday and could not be reached for comment