Law Enforcement follows through on its commitment to de-escalate conflict


Date: December 4, 2016

Agency: Morton County Sheriff's Department

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

Mandan, N.D. – Today, Morton County Law Enforcement honored its commitment to relocate further north from the Backwater Bridge to create space between law enforcement and protestors. Law Enforcement will maintain its new position only if the protestors adhere to the conditions outlined.

“That heavy presence is gone now and I really hope in this de-escalation they’ll see that, and in good faith…the leadership in those camps will start squashing the violent factions,” Laney said.

Any violation of the conditions will show that protestors have chosen to be aggressors by violating the law, and it will result in their arrest.

See the video here.