UPDATE County Prepares for Planned Protest

UPDATE Douglas County Prepares for Planned Protest on August 8, 2020
Posted on 08/06/2020
UPDATE Douglas County Prepares for Planned Protest on August 8, 2020Minden, Nevada- Douglas County is actively preparing for planned protest at the Judicial Law Enforcement Center (JLEC) on August 08, 2020 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Official information and updates will be posted to the Douglas County and Sheriff’s Office Websites. The official page can be found here.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions in regards to the protest has been created and includes information including but not limited to who organized the protest, information about conceal and carry, pets, preparation ect. For a list of FAQs click here.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is working proactively with Douglas County Emergency Management, Douglas County Staff and elected officials to ensure the safety of Douglas County residents, visitors and businesses.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) has been in contact with groups who have shown interest in attending the August 8, 2020 demonstration at the JLEC and wish to exercise their First Amendment Rights.

“We respect each person’s individual right to peacefully assemble and protest; however, violence, destruction of property or personal injury will not be tolerated,” said Sheriff Coverley. “The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is and always has been committed to fair policing.”

Douglas County officials would like to remind residents that public sentiment, comments and rumors on social media platforms are opinions and not the official source of information. Any information concerning this protest will receive official correspondence from county leaders on official Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County letterhead.

As a reminder, a public information hotline has been established for residents to leave a voicemail. This hotline is activated and will be manned from 7am-7pm starting Friday, August 7th through Sunday, August 10th. The number is (775) 783-6045. As always, please call 9-1-1 in the event of a true emergency.