Wyoming patrol considered sending observers to protest

December 16, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Highway Patrol considered sending two officers to observe how North Dakota handled a large protest against an oil pipeline construction project in that state.

Patrol administrator Col. Kebin Haller no Wyoming officers were sent because the North Dakota authorities already had their hands full.

Haller says Wyoming will instead wait for a more formal debriefing situation when the protests have calmed down.

He tells the Wyoming Tribune Eagle (http://bit.ly/2h9cCSV ) that his agency always looks to prepare its troopers for circumstances and events that may occur by learning from situations that happen elsewhere.

Six Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers went to North Dakota from Oct. 22 to Nov. 8 to help local law enforcement there as part of multi-state emergency assistance pact.


Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com