PROTEST TO OCCUR IN TELLER COUNTY TODAY

Teller County, CO, July 17, 2020– The Teller County Sheriff’s Office has been advised there will be a protest in front of the Teller County Detention Facility in Divide, CO. The protesters, who identify themselves as “activists and supporters,” will rally cars at the Woodland Park Cultural Center, 210 E Midland Avenue today at 5:30pm and then drive to the detention facility located in Divide. The address of the Teller County Detention Facility is 288 Weaverville Road, Divide, CO. These “activists and supporters” intend to demand the immediate release of ICE detainees being held there and will call on the County Commissioners to cancel the contract with ICE.

Teller County Sheriff Jason Mikesell would like to remind everyone that, as always, we will protect the community. While supporting peaceful protests, Sheriff Mikesell has zero tolerance for any criminal behavior including blocking of roadways and/or throwing any objects. If this activity presents itself, any and all violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.


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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Commander Greg Couch - PIO at 719-472-4347 or email at couchg@co.teller.co.us.

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