Fort Collins Police Looking For People For Fighting Near Rally
Fort Collins Police are continuing their investigation of violence that broke out near a rally in front of a police station on Saturday.
That's according to a post on the Fort Collins Police Services Facebook page. According to an article in The Coloradan newspaper, the event was a pro-police rally which was also attended by counter-protesters. The FCPS Facebook post says three people were arrested for disorderly conduct, while another was cited for criminal tampering.
The police Facebook post says ''both sides had active aggressors, and enforcement action was taken against people identifying with both groups."
The post went on to say
''Some of the people who were fighting left the scene before police were able to identify or make contact with them. Officers are reviewing video and actively working to determine who these people were so they can be held accountable. Anyone with information that may help in this investigation is asked to contact Det. CJ O'Loughlin at 970-416-2571.
“We respect everyone's right to peacefully assemble. Our officers have consistently supported these rights in recent months as people have gathered to make their voices heard. For the safety of our community, acts of violence and other unlawful behavior have not and will not be tolerated from anyone,” said FCPS Chief Jeff Swoboda. “Truly supporting a cause means representing its values. Committing crimes in our community is not a way to support police. We stand for safety, period. We want all of our community members to feel safe here in Fort Collins and we reject any form of hate.”