COLUMBIA – After several days of protests around the state of Missouri, Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones released a statement regarding the demonstrations occurring in Columbia.
“We are committed to supporting peaceful protests while ensuring the public’s safety,” he said in the statement. “As demonstrations continue to take place in our community, officers will ensure the safety of our residents while supporting demonstrators’ constitutional rights.”
In his statement, he said that CPD was aware of yesterday’s events and would be better placing officers to help prevent similar incidents. CPD is also requesting that demonstrators do not block intersections.
“We value our community and our neighbors and will continue to work together to maintain safety and security for all,” Jones said.