Response to Video of SPD Officers
- May 17, 2018
- Category: Press Releases
There is a video circulating that accuses members of the Police Department of profiling local bikers. We want to remind everyone that just because a video has gone viral and/or has received a large number of views, does not necessarily mean there is any substance to the allegations behind it.
The Police Sergeant in the video was simply engaging in intelligence gathering on a public street. These actions do not fall under the category of profiling as it is defined in California and there were no detentions made during this contact. We have an obligation to remain vigilant to all circumstances that may affect the safety and well-being of our community.
The act of encouraging callers across the nation to flood our call center and post negative comments on our social media is what we believe to be tactic intended to discourage our community safety efforts. We want to ensure everyone that we will not be dissuaded from providing safety and security to the City of Sonora and will continue to do so with professionalism and fairness.
A link to the referenced video has been added to our Facebook response should you choose to view it. Please be cautioned, however, that the video contains profanity and threats of physical harm to the officers on scene.