Note: The Sheriff did not respond to the video of him telling a local pastor to go run her church of Satan!
The Waller County Sheriff’s Office continues to express its condolences to the Sandra Bland family for their loss.
On Sunday August 9, 2015 after 26 days of peaceful protest in the parking lot of the Sheriff’s Office a small group affiliated with the Sunday protest rushed into the small lobby shouting, pushing intercoms and beating on walls, windows and doors.
This process interrupted our dispatch office to the point that everyday calls could not be heard. This was a direct threat to public safety and was not a peaceful assembly.
The group was removed from the building and returned to the parking lot.
Four deputies received minor injuries during this effort.
At this time, no arrests have been made and no civilians were injured.
I will stand with anyone to uphold the 1st Amendment to the United States Constitution and we have seen to this at the Sheriff’s Office during this time.
However, any assembly that turns to lawlessness and disrupts the peace will not be tolerated.
The Waller County Sheriff’s Office will continue to protect life and property in this county. This includes the safety of our employees as well as their families.
Again, we cannot express our gratitude enough for all the prayers and support given.
God bless each of you and Waller County.