SAN LUIS OBISPO — San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow, in a statement on Friday night regarding the arrests of two men in a Black-and Life-From a protest that blocked the 101 Freeway in both directions Tuesday night for more than an hour.
The San Luis Obispo Police officers arrested Tianna Arata, on suspicion of participating in a riot, unlawful assembly, conspiracy, unlawful imprisonment, and resisting arrest after the protest is closed. The decision to stop Arata, was created in partnership with the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office, and is based on the Arata of the actions, and the actions of the whole group.
While Arata’s arrest, a San Luis Obispo PD officer was allegedly assaulted by Elias Bautista, who was subsequently arrested. The officer suffered minor injuries.
Dow issued the following statement Friday evening:
“I know that there are many in our community are very interested in it. At this point, I would like to respectfully ask all those concerned to be patient and let us do our duty in a fair, thoughtful, and thorough manner. Our duty is to be objective, and in order to avoid the charge of making decisions on the basis of public opinion.
“You know, it’s too early for the District Attorney’s Office to issue a ruling on the case is still under investigation by the San Luis Obispo Police Department with regard to the circumstances of the arrest of Ms. Tianna Arata, and Mr. Elias Bautista. As soon as the law enforcement agencies had concluded their investigation(s), they will most likely refer the case to our office for review.
“Only at that time, we will be able to conduct our own evaluation of the evidence and a factual determination of whether criminal charges should be filed in the Court of law.
“It would be inappropriate and counter-productive for the office to provide an opinion at this time on the basis of the social media messages, or reports in the media that could not be confirmed by the evidence (the facts) is gathered in anticipation of the examination(s). We will carefully and thoroughly examine all of the evidence presented before making a final determination.”
Early Monday morning, the City of San Luis Obispo became aware of a new, non-violent protest on Tuesday. The San Luis Obispo Police immediately began using it to reach the group organizers, in order to ensure the protesters’ safety, and community safety.
The-police, Deanna Cantrell contacted, a protest organizer, Arata, prior to the event, care was taken to ensure that the event is in Mitchell, the Park would be quiet.
The officials of the city are closed for the protest on Tuesday, which resulted in a significant public safety risks for protesters and members of the community. The City declared that it supports peaceful protest and the expression of the freedom of speech, but the actions of the security and safety of the public at risk will not be tolerated, and do still have the right to vote, to be heard at this critical time of need.”
The protest began at 4 p.m. in Mitchell Park at about 5:15 p.m., moved it to a march of about 300 people in the town.
The demonstrators entered the Highway 101 and blocked all lanes of traffic in both directions for nearly an hour. The use of law enforcement resources are limited, it is based on the expectation of a peaceful protest, according to SLOPD. While on the freeway, the protesters allegedly damaged the hood of a car and smashed the rear window, where a 4-year-old child in the back seat, and I had a glass crushed on his.
Shortly after 7:10 a.m., the protest, and left the highway in the north, California Boulevard exit and moved to the san francisco Streets. The protesters reportedly stopped and it is surrounded by a vehicle in the san francisco and California, to move in the direction of the city centre, and return to Mitchell Park. Some of the men were reported to be observed in the pursuit and throwing of objects on a vehicle.
The group then went back to the Mitchell Park at about 7:30 p.m., where they continued to hold protests until the spread is around 8 pm
The subsequent protests were held in the SLOT of the week.