FOX 13 Investigates: Despite training, SLCPD stands over a stabbing victim instead of giving first aid


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By Adam Herbets, Fox 13 Now

Ryan Outlaw died after police inaction upon arriving at the scene of his stabbing. (Facebook/Outlaw)

 The victim cried for help.

A 911 caller asked for permission to help.

Even the stabber pleaded for her boyfriend to receive help.

Despite hours of medical training, two white officers with the Salt Lake City Police Department stood over a Black stabbing victim for approximately eight minutes, choosing not to give first aid.

Ryan Outlaw, 39, had already waited approximately 27 minutes for police to arrive after the first 911 call on November 13, 2020.

Anonymous members of the law enforcement community asked FOX 13 News to investigate the police inaction.

“Hi, I have some neighbors fighting in the hallway,” one neighbor described to a SLCPD 911 operator.

“He’s been stabbed!” another called described. “He’s crying for help. He’s limping over to the elevator. He’s crying for an ambulance… Should I go out there and help him?”

“No, I don’t want you to go out there,” the operator responded.

Learn how the police also failed to respond appropriately, leading to Outlaw’s death.

This is a long line in injustices suffered at the hands of the police, including deaths and ignoring anti-Black crime.

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