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Government Wants Police Department That Serves Two Polygamous Towns To Disband

A court filing Friday evening is the latest update in an ongoing federal case against two polygamous towns on the Arizona-Utah border.

The federal government said in the court filing it wants the police department that serves Colorado City, Arizona and Hildale, Utah to disband.

A jury concluded nine months ago that nonbelievers were denied police protection, building permits and water hookups by both towns.

This most recent filing by the U.S. Department of Justice made during closing arguments recommends the judge order the towns to change certain housing services and to appoint a monitor to oversee required changes.

The towns have a Jan. 9 deadline to turn in their closing arguments.