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Marvin Oliveros, Cody Belgard's stepbrother, left, Mike Belgard, Cody's father, right, and other family members are joined by members of Utah Against Police Brutality in a sit-in to demand a meeting with Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski at her office at the City-County Building in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Cody Belgard was shot and killed by Salt Lake City police on Nov. 9, 2018.

Marvin Oliveros, Cody Belgard's stepbrother, Mike Belgard, Cody Belgard's father, and other family members are joined by members of Utah Against Police Brutality in a sit-in to demand a meeting with Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski at her office at the City-County Building on Thursday. Cody Belgard, a popular rap artist in the Glendale area, was shot and killed by Salt Lake police on Nov. 9, 2018, after police say he was uncooperative with them, rammed a patrol car and fled. When police found him about 30 minutes later, they say he ignored commands to put his hands up and get on the ground. Oliveros has stressed that his brother was unarmed, was not making any threatening movements, and that the officers, who also had a police K-9 on scene, had him surrounded and could have used less-than-lethal force to arrest him. West Valley police are conducting an independent investigation into the shooting.

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