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White Mother Whose Black Son Was Fatally Shot by Police Is Charged After She Allegedly Struck a Cop

Susan Hunt, 51, was charged with four midemeanor counts.

This photo, taken, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, shows Susan Hunt holding a photo of her family, including her son, Darrien Hunt, at her home in Saratoga Springs, Utah. (Image source: AP/Deseret News, Michelle Tessier)

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (TheBlaze/AP) — A Saratoga Springs woman whose son was fatally shot by police in September is facing criminal charges after being accused of walking up to two officers during a traffic stop and striking one of them.

This photo, taken, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, shows Susan Hunt holding a photo of her family, including her son, Darrien Hunt, at her home in Saratoga Springs, Utah. (Image source: AP/Deseret News, Michelle Tessier) This photo, taken, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, shows Susan Hunt holding a photo of her family, including her son, Darrien Hunt, at her home in Saratoga Springs, Utah. (Image source: AP/Deseret News, Michelle Tessier)

Susan Hunt, 51, was charged Wednesday in Saratoga Springs Justice Court with four misdemeanor counts, including interference with an arresting officer, failure to disperse and disorderly conduct stemming from the Oct. 19 incident.

Her son Darrien, 22, was fatally shot by police Sept. 10 while he was armed with a sword. Hunt's son was black.

Police said he was aggressive, but his family said race was a factor. The county attorney cleared the officers in the shooting.

Hunt was ordered to appear at an arraignment on Jan. 23, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

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