HCSO Deputies Arrest Demonstrators

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Media Contact: Andy Skoogman, 612-919-5918


Deputies Arrest nearly a Dozen Demonstrators Outside the Adult Detention Center 

August 25, 2020 (Minneapolis) - Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson said deputies  arrested nearly a dozen people outside the Hennepin County Adult Detention Center in downtown Minneapolis after a demonstration turned destructive late last night and early this morning. 

Sheriff Hutchinson said 11 individuals were arrested and are being held on probable cause riot, damage to property and unlawful assembly. 

Demonstrators broke windows at the detention center and threatened to breach the security of  the jail, the sheriff said. One police officer suffered a broken hand during an altercation with demonstrators.

At one point, approximately 100 people were gathered outside the detention center. The crowd finally dispersed shortly after 1:00 am after deputies made the arrests. Demonstrators began gathering downtown earlier in the evening and marched through the streets of Minneapolis, stopping at a number of locations before ending up in front of the detention center. 

"We fully support peaceful protests, but we can not - and will not - allow demonstrators to destroy property or jeopardize the safety and security of our inmates, our deputies and our jail," Sheriff Hutchinson said. 

Officers from Minneapolis Police and Metro Transit assisted deputies from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office. 



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