Deputies Break Up Rave, Dispute Claims of Excessive Force

The Utah County Sheriff’s Department says it’s cracking down on rave parties, where hundreds of people gather for music and often drugs.

The agency broke up one such party over the weekend. But people who were there say the officers used excessive force, injuring and terrifying people with their tactics.

No matter how you define it, this was a big party with live music, a laser light show, and hundreds of people in the Diamond Fork area in Spanish Fork Canyon.