Yesterday the Kern County Sheriff announced that it will postpone Saturday’s “Law Enforcement Day” because of “recent events.”
Here is the full statement:
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has decided to postpone Law Enforcement Day at the Sheriff’s Office, which had been scheduled for Saturday May 18th. The Sheriff’s Office planned the event as a day for the community to tour our facility, view demonstrations from several of our specialized units such as the Bomb Squad and K-9 unit, and talk to the men and women who work for the Sheriff’s Office protecting the citizens of Kern County every day. Unfortunately due to recent events, the Sheriff’s Office felt it would be appropriate to postpone the event. The Sheriff’s Office apologizes to those community members who had planned on attending the event. The event will be re-scheduled in the future.
Those “recent events” are very likely the controversy surrounding the death of David Silva, whose final minutes of life were surrounded by Kern Country and California Highway Patrol officers. Tomorrow, a lawyer for the witnesses who filmed the Silva incident said he would very likely release a witness cell phone videos of the incident.