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CSPD issues 3-part tweet addressing "misinformation regarding protests"

Posted at 2:53 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 16:53:35-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Wednesday afternoon, the Colorado Springs Police Department issued a three-part tweet addressing "misinformation regarding protests in Colorado Springs."

The tweets say that over the last few days the department has seen a lot misinformation regarding the protests in Colorado Springs and seek to provide clarification.

The tweets go on to say that no officers have been suspended for kneeling. No CSPD officer has shot any protester. Only less lethal tactics have been used. Also, lawful orders to disperse have been given only after the protests reached a violent level.

The last tweet in the thread provides a link to information on the department's use of force policies and procedures. That information can be found here.

The tweets can be seen below.