Mandan, N.D. - Today, the Morton County Sheriff's Department releases a "Know the Truth” video that outlines how law enforcement had promised to pull back from the Backwater Bridge on Dec. 3 and would stay back as long as protestors adhered to certain conditions. Continued unlawful activity by protestors on the Backwater Bridge and surrounding areas in recent weeks demonstrates repeated violations of these conditions.

Law enforcement has shown good faith by keeping away from the Backwater Bridge only to have protest groups vandalize and steal security equipment, requiring law enforcement to respond. Due to this criminal activity, the ND Highway 1806 roadway north of the bridge will remain closed until federal law enforcement is introduced into the protest camp to restore law and order.

Watch the video here.