Date: January 20, 2017

Agency: Morton County Sheriff's Department

Contact: Morton County PIO (701) 426-1587 or (701) 595-3596

Mandan, N.D. – Protesters often question the gear worn and vehicles utilized by law enforcement responding to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, calling it “militarized.” In this Know the Truth video, law enforcement explains why protective helmets and shields are frequently worn by riot control officers and how the Morton County Sheriff’s Department is using surplus military vehicles as safety and defense.

Watch the video here.