On June 1, Columbia Police responded to two separate incidents where demonstrators reported being struck by vehicles, suffering non-life threatening injuries.
During the course of the investigation, officers were able to identify the drivers involved in each incident. The first incident took place at approximately 8:15 p.m. A 25 year-old female reported she was struck near the intersection of Providence Road and East Broadway.
The second incident took place at approximately 8:52 p.m. A 21 year-old female reported she was struck near the intersection of Providence Road and East Broadway.
Information relating to these cases was submitted to the Boone County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for review on Monday, June 16. The prosecutor’s office has requested additional information and a Columbia Police detective has been assigned to the investigation.
Following the incidents, Chief Geoff Jones released a statement saying CPD is committed to supporting peaceful protests while ensuring the public’s safety. We value our community and our neighbors and will continue to work together to maintain safety and security for all.
Previous Press Release (s):
Statement from Chief Geoff Jones to the community regarding demonstrations
Columbia Police investigate two hit and run incidents near Broadway and Providence Road, June 1