SALT LAKE CITY — Artists in Utah added two faces to a mural depicting Utah residents who have been killed by police.
Artists painted the faces of Cody Belgard and Allen Nelson on the mural in Salt Lake City, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.
Belgard was shot in the back and killed by police in the city's Rose Park in 2018. Nelson died in 2012 while officers attempted to arrest him.
The mural on a building wall has become a memorial where people leave signs, flowers and other mementos.
Salt Lake City police said a mural image depicting the face of George Floyd was vandalized June 21 but repainted before officers could collect evidence.
Floyd, a Black man, died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck while he was handcuffed and lying on the ground. His death prompted protests across the U.S. and around the world against police brutality and racial injustice.
A tar-like substance appeared to have been splashed over the left side of the face, with black dripping down the wall, according to a photo of the vandalism.