Kanab City Police Department: Chief Tom Cram & Officer Dustin Bundy

(Updated 03/11/2023). This post exposes bigotry & extremism from Kanab City Police Chief Tom Cram, felonies by officer Clint Brinkerhoff 2022, officer Dustin Bundy’s bigoty and describes interactions which I had with many officers and the mayor during the summer of 2020.

The question to the Mayor, City Manager and residents of Kane County is “Can/does the Chief of Police protect and serve ALL residents when he displays such bigotry of lawful activists and anyone of differing beliefs, race & lifestyles, including that they are Anti-American and should leave America and encouraged local participants at the January 6 Insurrection?”

My experience with Kanab Police Chief Tom Cram has been of a “Jekyll and Hyde” nature. On social media, Kanab City Chief of Police Tom Cram, comments that peaceful protesters should be exiled and lose their freedom, gives atta boy MAGA to a Kanab businessman at the Capitol Insurrection, and likes multiple posts of hatred of democrats and blaming victims of brutality landing him and his “blue family” children on KURW Hatewatch. See KURW post Kane County Sheriff’s Office: Dan Watson, Landon & Colton Cram, Russ Whitaker

In person, Chief Cram voices neutrality, support of the actions for police reform, and concern for protester safety (see my detailed interaction with Cram and the Mayor following the images below).

This split is representative of Kanab, Kane County, in general where the left nominated the most left 2020 presidential candidate and the right the most right. Bernie Sanders was the chosen nominee for Kane County in the 2016 Democratic Primary (see S.U.N. article) Former President DJ Trump won 71% of votes caste in Kane County with an 85% turnout. This means that 1,947 registered voters in Kane County did not vote for Trump (2,998 for Trump of the 4,972 registered) and 1,207 of those 1,947 cast their votes against Trump. The Chief of Police represents those 1947 people, too.

This evidence for KPD extremism and bigotry is presented in 8 sections as follows:

  1. How to file a complaint
  2. Chief Cram’s support of David Crosby at Jan 6th Stop-the-Steal at the DC Capitol and Jim Baker’s multiple posts of violence & betrayal surrounding failed coup (added 01/08/2020)
  3. Chief Cram’s public social media encouragement of extremism & bigotry (updated 01/08/2022)
  4. Chief Cram’s escalation of extremism in 2021 (new 12/05/2021)
  5. Chief Cram’s family evidence of bigotry & extremism (all work in public sector either as law enforcement or for the city) Update 01/08/2022
  6. My personal experience with KPD and Kanab Mayor Houston
  7. Officer Dustin Bundy’s bigotry (Updated 08/2021)
  8. Officer Clint Brinkerhoff’s felonies 2022

How to file a law enforcement complaint. (1 of 8)

  • File official complaint with POST (UT Dept of Safety, Peace Officers Standards & Training)
  • Do everything in writing, locally, even their response
  • For complaints of Police Chiefs, submit to your city manager and city mayor
  • For complaints of police officers, submit to your city police chief
  • For complaints of Sheriff, re-elect
  • For complaints of staff at county Sheriff department, submit to Sheriff
  • Share your story with OpenPolice.org

For Kanab City those contacts are as follows

Mayor Houston: mayorhouston@kanab.net City Manager Joe Decker: jdecker@kanab.utah.gov Kanab City Police Chief Tom Cram tcram@kanab.utah.gov Kane County Sheriff Tracy Glover sheriffglover@kane.utah.gov

Chief Tom Cram’s Support of Insurrection (2 of 8)

Chief Cram responds “Good for you David! MAGA!” to David Crosby’s January 5th from Stop-the-Steal at DC. Read more at KURW post Insurrectionists from Kanab Area.

Chief Cram also supported veteran Jim Baker’s multiple posts of extremism, violence & betrayal during the failed Capitol Coup. (use the arrows at sides of images to scroll through slideshow). Jim Baker’s evidence can be seen at KURW post Meet Your Neighbors: Red Level

Chief Tom Cram’s Encouragement of Extremism and Bigotry (3 of 8)

In the images below, relevant content from social media public posts are marked in red outline or arrows. My opinion of the meaning/impact of the action is highlighted in yellow. Factual county data has a pink background from Kane County Clerk records. LINKS do not work in this format so are provided below this slideshow section. Tom Cram’s support of extremism includes the call to action that PUBLIC HEALTH safety for Covid isn’t about health but about State control “Wake UP…blind sheep”!

Links in images from the above slideshow

Chief Cram’s Escalation of Extremism 2021 (4 of 8)

I can only assume one of two things given continued public social media engagment:

  1. Mayor Houston, City Manager Joe Decker, UT POST and that outside consulting agency all engaged to create policy but there is no enforcement of the policy
  2. Mayor Houston, City Manager Joe Decker, UT POST and that outside consulting agency fave not created policy thereby sanctioning this continued display

The Cram’s Family Bigotry and Extremism (5 of 8)

The Cram family is all employed in the public sector: Kanab City Police Department, Kane County Sheriff’s Office & Kanab City Offices and a few own businesses.

For KURW feature posts for each :

My Personal Interaction with KPD & Mayor (6 of 8)

I had many interactions with law enforcement and city officials throughout the social justice activities in Kanab from June 1, 2020 through November 2020. These are the topics by individual in list form, followed by detailed paragraphs for each:

  • Chief Cram: protest dates and guidelines, his Kaepernick comment, police reform and Kanab, officer complaint, Robert Brissette assault on protesters, unlawful joint release for sidewalk protesting, failure of officer to respond to call to dispatch. The interactions were professional, considerate, and handled in a satisfactory manner.
  • Mayor Houston: complaint of Cram’s Kaepernick post, 1A and public figures, Thin Blue Line on Cram’s uniform, white supremacy in Kanab, changing demographics of Kanab, considering those who do not speak up. Mayor Houston responded that they were working with a California group for social media etiquette, was shocked to hear there are white supremacists in Kanab, claimed to not know what the blue line flag was and expressed understanding of speaking up for those who will not after he first replied “why am I only hearing this from you?”
  • Sheriff Glover: failure to dispatch call to Kanab City Police in response to threat of personal safety. He was persistent in getting in touch with me and following up.
  • Lt.Alan Alldredge: failure to dispatch officers for 2 of 2 calls placed (one 911 and one non-emergency), changing demographics of Kane County, unlawful joint release for sidewalk protest ban by Kane County Attorney, Chief Cram and Sheriff Glover. He explained that the first failure was a glitch in dispatch and had been addressed, the second failure was Kanab PD and Glover was meeting with Cram to discuss and fix. He was unaware of the Joint Press Release for the erroneous “protest ban on sidewalk”, so he took copies of it and said he would talk to Glover & deputies so they did not act on it.
  • KPD officers Raddatz, Brinkerhoff, Coleman, Smith and Bundy: Every interaction that I had with most of these officers was professional, considerate and personable,
  • except for ONE…

KPD Officer Dustin Bundy (7 of 8)

  1. When he responded to my place of work over a threatening situation, he quickly blamed Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (BFAS) and the “type of people” they bring for creating rising hostility. There was no mention of BFAS or no affiliation with BFAS. I complained to Chief Cram how inappropriate it was, that I was distressed and he added to my stress for no reason or context.
  2. his social media posts displayed in the slide show below the summary:

The starred names in Bundy’s evidence have been featured in other posts:

Felonies 2022 by Clint Brinkerhoff (8 of 8)

On November 17, 2020 former KPD Officer Clint Brinkerhoff pled guilty two 3rd degree felonies and had a Class A misdemeanor for drug use/possession dismissed as part of the Plea of Abeyance. They accepted 18 months of private probation and a $500.00 instead of the possible 0-5 years of confinement with a $5000 fine plus fees.

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Published by mgalaria

I resided in the Kanab, Utah area from 2009 throughout 2020. I am reformed right, 15 years now, with most family members still far-right. I lived 37 of my 48 years in rural America. I created KURW after I discovered that two people from Kanab who I knew were at the Jan 6th Capitol Insurrection and the continued threat warning from DHS regarding the far-right movement. Studies show new trends in extremist characteristics, feelings of fear/anger/betrayal, an increase in social media recruitment and incitement, and radicalization as quickly as six months. I had a lot of documentation from covering the six months of weekly Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter and MAGA events in Kanab. I used that documentation, public posts on social media, contribution from community members and outside organizations to create Hatewatch because I feel like that is the best way that I can address the call for awareness.

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