Public Safety Message to the Community
Post Date:06/01/2020 10:17 AM
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The Walnut Creek Police Department is urging everyone to avoid the downtown area today. There are several potential protests planned, and additional calls on social media for violence and crime.
We are suggesting businesses around downtown not open today. We are also asking stores and residences to take steps to prevent property damage, such as removing items that could be used to break windows or cause destruction.
Many streets in the downtown area will be closed today. There will be limited BART service to Walnut Creek. The downtown area will be patrolled by officers from Walnut Creek and other agencies. Parking will be extremely limited, and any cars parked illegally will be towed. There is a curfew in effect overnights from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. through June 8, 2020.
Your Walnut Creek Police Department stands with those who are horrified by the images out of Minneapolis. We are your first responders. Please help us be there when you need us by ignoring calls for violence as a meaningful response to an incredibly violent act.