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.
(Part 1)— Colorado Springs Police Department (@CSPDPIO) June 3, 2020
Over the last few days, we have seen a lot of misinformation regarding protests in Colorado Springs. We want to take a moment to provide clarification:
- We have not suspended officers for kneeling. We stand in solidarity with our community...