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Statement regarding incident that occurred last night in downtown Reno

Post Date:10/11/2016 2:13 PM

Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, on behalf of the Reno City Council, has issued the following statement regarding the vehicle versus pedestrian accident that happened last night during a protest at the downtown Reno Arch:

This incident is troublesome and saddens us deeply. I take these matters very seriously, and I believe they must be investigated thoroughly and promptly. Public safety is our highest priority, and I want all Reno residents to know that we are working swiftly and diligently to make sense of the events that took place last night. Please be advised that the Reno Police Department will hold anyone responsible accountable for their actions once the investigation has concluded.

I respect an individual or group’s right to conduct lawful protest, and encourage people to express their First Amendment rights.

Again, I want to reiterate if anyone has any information, including photos and videos, it is extremely important that you come forward by contacting the Reno Police Department at 775-334-2115, or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.

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