Board of County Commissioners Incident

Board of County Commissioners Incident
Posted on 05/16/2019
 Board of County Commissioners Incident

Official Statement

Chairman Penzel

Board of County Commissioners Altercation

“As the Chairman of the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners, I would like to express that I regret the behavior which occurred during the Board of County Commissioners Meeting on May 16, 2019. This is not the way we wish to conduct business for the people of Douglas County.  I am committed to working on settling our differences in a more appropriate manner in the future.” 

On May 16, 2019 at approximately 5:55 p.m., Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Board of County Commissioners meeting at Stateline, NV for a heated argument.  A few minutes later an altercation broke out between Douglas County Commissioners. 

 All parties separated on their own, only minor injuries were reported.

This is a current open investigation and no further information will be provided at this time.

This case will be referred to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office for review.