Durham County Sheriff: Demonstration ‘was sobering example of the price we all pay when civil disobedience is no longer civil’
By Virginia Bridges
August 15, 2017 8:48 AM
Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews said he will not ignore criminal conduct of the protesters who pulled down a Confederate statute in front of the old Durham County courthouse Monday night.
“County leaders were aware of the risk of damage to the Confederate statute, as well as, the potential risk of injury to the public and officers should deputies attempt to control the crowd. Collectively, we decided that restraint and public safety would be our priority.” Continue reading