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MPD Chief: no major disruption from protests

Missoula Floyd Protest
Posted at 5:36 PM, Jun 04, 2020

MISSOULA — Protests following the death of George Floyd have been ongoing in Missoula for almost a week now.

The Missoula Police Department says there have been no major complaints or instances of violence or vandalism that they are aware of.

Chief Jaeson White says he planned to update use of force and implicit bias training months ago, and is reaching out to Diverse U at the University of Montana for their perspective.

“We’ve had some great dialogue so far, and hope to continue to build upon that," said White. "Because I think this isn’t a problem that any one person can solve. It’s going to be something that we all have to solve together.”

Chief White also said there has been no spike in calls in response to the protests or the ongoing pandemic.

Mayor Engen and Chief White give statements