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Bill to Get Rid of FLDS-Lovin' Cops in Colorado City Back Again

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This time around, House Bill 2648 has been proposed by Republican Representative Michelle Ugenti. Ugenti agreed to answer some our questions a few days ago, but we haven't heard back at the time of this post, so we'll let you know what we do know.

Colorado City was previously patrolled only by the "Marshal's Office," which state and federal authorities believe is to be loyal to Jeffs instead of the law, so Horne supported a bill that would've gotten rid of them.

"The law provides that a local police agency can be decertified if more than half of its individual police officers had their licenses taken away in the previous 8 years," the AG's office explained at the time. "This would include Colorado City, and may apply in other cases as well. However, decertification of the law enforcement agency would not occur unless the Attorney General determined that the problem was systemic, and the County Board of Supervisors would have to vote to have the Sheriff takeover local law enforcement duties."

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