SALT LAKE CITY — The FBI is offering a reward of up to $12,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man believed to have injured a police officer during protests in Salt Lake City on May 30.
The FBI's Salt Lake City Field Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the individual investigators say assaulted the officer.
During the protests that day, people in the crowd threw rocks, one of which hit a Salt Lake City police officer in the hand, causing severe injury.
The unknown suspect is described as a white male with shoulder-length brown hair and a brown beard. He wore a dark baseball hat with a white rectangle on the front, reflective blue-green sunglasses, a blue tie-dye shirt, and jeans. He also wore a black and white bandana as a mask. He has a small tattoo on his wrist.
The FBI respects the rights of individuals to peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights, a statement from the FBI said. Its focus is not on peaceful protesters, but on those threatening their safety and the safety of other citizens with violence and destruction of property.
Anyone with information regarding this unidentified suspect is asked to call the FBI's Salt Lake City Field Office at 801-579-6187. You may also contact your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.