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Photo: police chief participates in Stillwater's Justice for George Floyd peaceful demonstration

Released:Jun 02, 2020

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(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / June 3, 2020) — Stillwater Chief of Police Jeff Watts stands among citizens at the Justice for George Floyd peaceful demonstration in front of city hall. The City closed the 700 block of south Lewis street and the east half of the parking lot across from city hall to accommodate participants.

The city and the police department stand with the organizers of this demonstration in their call to ensure that everyone is treated equally by police officers and that rogue police officers are held accountable for their actions.

For the remainder of today, access to City Hall services will be limited. Citizens requiring in-person assistance at City Hall must come to the Police Department lobby. Access to the Police Department lobby from 7th street sidewalk on the north side of the building.

Download the photo: https://flic.kr/p/2j8t5EK?

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MEDIA RELEASE

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / June 2, 2020) — The 700 block of S. Lewis St. (in front of City Hall) will be closed to traffic and parking all day Wednesday June 3. Additionally, the east half of the parking lot located across the street from City Hall will be closed all day.

Access to City Hall services will be limited. Citizens requiring in-person assistance at City Hall must come to the Police Department lobby. Access to the Police Department lobby from 7th street sidewalk on the north side of the building.

A “Justice for George Floyd” peaceful demonstration is planned for Wednesday at 10:00 AM. It is to take place in front of the Police Department on the sidewalk along Lewis Street. We fully support our citizens’ rights to gather peacefully and make their voices heard. The city and the police department stand with the organizers of this demonstration in their call to ensure that everyone is treated equally by police officers and that rogue police officers are held accountable for their actions. To that end, the City is closing the 700 block of S. Lewis St. and the east half of the adjacent City parking lot on Wednesday, June 3rd.

Justice for George Floyd Protest information.

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