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Arrest of Protestors

Post Date:09/29/2016 10:26 PM

EL CAJON POLICE DEPT. – PRESS RELEASE INFORMATION SHEET

TYPE OF INCIDENT: Arrest of Protestors

DATE AND TIME OCCURRED: 9/29/16 @ 2000

LOCATION OF OCCURRENCE: Mollison / Broadway, El Cajon

RESUME OF INCIDENT:

Tonight, a group of between 50 and 75 protestors occupied the intersection of Broadway and Mollison in El Cajon.  They began stopping vehicles and breaking their car windows.  At one point, an assault took place between the protestors and a motorcyclist who was knocked off of his motorcycle.  ECPD received numerous 911 calls about the disturbance in the intersection and a group of officers from the multi-agency composite platoon moved into the area.  An unlawful assembly was declared by law enforcement (per section 407 of the California Penal Code) at the scene and notice was given to the protestors to disperse.

 

The protesters began throwing glass bottles at the police and after the group refused to disperse pepper balls were deployed.  Two adult males have been taken into custody for a violation of 408 PC - Every person who participates in any rout or unlawful assembly is guilty of a misdemeanor.

 

The arrestees are not yet fully processed, so we are not releasing their identities at this time.  One is described as a 19 year old male and the other is a 28 year old male.  Both are from El Cajon.  There are no reported injuries at this time.

 

 

 

 

Prepared by: Lieutenant Rob Ransweiler                                   Date/Time: 09/29/16 @ 10:30 pm

 

Review by: J. Davis, CHIEF OF POLICE

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