Eureka Police Give Updates on Weekend’s Protests
Summary of above. The video has much more details though.
In response to questions related to incidents that occurred over the weekend, please see our video response from Captain Brian Stephens.
– It was an extremely busy weekend and we are getting caught up on all incidents that took place. The Saturday red Jeep vs. pedestrian collision has been assigned to an officer to investigate.
– Multiple law enforcement vehicles were vandalized
– Several officers were assaulted
– No arrests related to the demonstration were made on Saturday
– Sunday’s demonstration started out very peaceful
– Around 10:30 p.m., after numerous incidents of vandalism, Brent Clark (34 of Redway) was taken into custody for vandalism.
-The crowd escalated and Olivia Winfield Perez (23 currently of Eureka) interfered and attempted by force to remove Clark from police custody. Winfield Perez was arrested for forcing a detainee from police custody.
– During this intense moment, pepper balls were deployed- sending small paintballs containing powdered OC to diffuse the situation. At no time were rubber bullets used.
– No further incident occurred after the arrests were made.