Friday, August 12, 2022

Video Shows Florida Cops Breaking Up Party of Nearly 3,000 People (Watch)

Florida partygoers amid pandemic
Florida partygoers amid pandemic

*Thousands of partygoers did away with social distancing warnings over the weekend in Florida amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday that an outdoor party spanned several locations in DeLand had 3,000 people.

Some partygoers said they were targeted because the crowd was largely African American, but Sheriff Mike Chitwood said in a news release that the actions by deputies were aimed at keeping the public safe. “Law enforcement is being tarred as racist and I’m not going to stand that. Some other elected officials or some other appointed officials may buckle when they hear that term. But this was anything but. We were out there doing our job, what we were paid to do.”

He added: “Three-thousand people, we make 8 arrests. I don’t know what shows greater restraint and greater de-escalation than that.”

Watch below, or click here to view at wfla.com.

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