Nevada City Council sets special meeting about protest |

Nevada City Council sets special meeting about protest

MORE INFORMATION:   A special investigator has been assigned to exclusively handle this case. Chief Ellis and the Nevada City Police Department are encouraging anyone who was present at the protest and victimized by an assault, a theft, a vandalism or any other crime to please come forward and provide the Police Department investigator with a statement so they can seek criminal prosecution against those involved. Investigator Angela Ford can be contacted at   Please submit public comment for the special meeting at: , and can be found as a button on the left of the Nevada City website home page OR at Any emails submitted through August 16, 2020 at 11:59 a.m. will be included in the agenda packet.   Emails for the special meeting will only be accpted through the city's  account.   The special meeting can be viewed on: Public television channel 17, online at the city's website or Nevada City Public Meetings — Yutube Channel or at

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to reflect the correct date of the Nevada City Council special meeting. The Union regrets the error.

The Nevada City Council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Aug. 21 to address this past weekend’s violence against protesters on Broad Street.

The council will reach out to organizers of the protest to provide a presentation during the meeting and will review body cam footage, if available.

Public comment about the protest meant for this past Wednesday’s meeting will be addressed at next week’s special meeting.

The city attorney is looking into ways people can submit additional comments while remaining anonymous, if they choose. A possible investigation into alleged inaction by Nevada City police officers, outside the normal internal investigation process, would require more research before going forward, the city attorney said.

More information about how to comment will be posted to the city’s website.

The protest, this past Sunday in downtown Nevada City, involved a confrontation between Black Lives Matter supporters and counter-protesters. Video shows counter-protesters clashing violently with the BLM supporters.

To contact Staff Writer John Orona, email or call 530-477-4229.

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