The Humboldt Area California Highway Patrol (CHP) is currently investigating a traffic related incident that occurred on June 11, 2020 during the "Stand Against Racism and Police Brutality" protest in McKinleyville, CA. The incident occurred within the intersection of Central Avenue and Picket Road near Pierson Park while the involved traffic intersection was being blocked by protesters. Humboldt Area CHP personnel became aware of the incident shortly after it occurred and video footage was released of a silver Honda Pilot traveling through the intersection nearly colliding with pedestrians and equestrians within the intersection.
Upon learning of the incident the Humboldt Area CHP immediately began an in-depth investigation. Investigating officers have made contact with multiple witnesses, obtained the posted video footage of the incident, identified the involved vehicle and contacted the driver.
The Humboldt Area CHP would like to ensure the public that this incident is being taken extremely seriously. The matter is being thoroughly investigated and the investigation is currently ongoing. The Humboldt Area CHP asks anyone who may have information regarding this incident, that is not already contained within the released video, to contact the Humboldt Area CHP office at 707-822-5981 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.