May 21, 2022

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Significant Property Damage, Officers Injured During Protest

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In response to community concerns, we are releasing body-worn video around the Sunday afternoon protests where 12 officers were injured.

In the following video, you can see that as protestors approached the West Precinct officers saw a man walk up to the secured garage doors of the building and hold an umbrella up to intentionally block the view of a security camera. Officers moved in to escort the person away from the doors and were immediately assaulted with bottles, street cones, and fireworks. One officer was struck in the neck and injured by fragmentation from one of the explosions resulting in that officer being hospitalized.

During the confrontation, officers used OC spray and stop the assault from the crowd. Officers arrested one person for assault and a second for theft of a police bicycle.

We are releasing this video in an attempt to be transparent and will continue to release videos of significant incidents.

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