Protests Did Turn Violent in El Cajon 


Sep 30, 2016 (El Cajon) demonstrations did turn violent overnight. According to the Police Department between 50 and 75 protesters took over the intersection of Broadway and Mollison, which is at the corner where the original shooting happened. According to a department press release “They began stopping vehicles and breaking their car windows. At one point, an assault took place between the protestors and a motorcyclist who was knocked off of his motorcycle. ECPD received numerous 911 calls about the disturbance in the intersection and a group of officers from the multi-agency composite platoon moved into the area. An unlawful assembly was declared by law enforcement (per section 407 of the California Penal Code) at the scene and notice was given to the protestors to disperse.”

According to the release, and witnesses, beet bottles where thrown at the officers and that is when pepper balls were deployed. Two people were arrested. One is 19 years old, the other is 28, both males. The department had no knowledge of injuries.

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