NEVADA CITY, Calif. August 13, 2020 – Nevada City Police Department quickly responded to our request for body camera footage of the Sunday evening altercations.

In a statement released on Monday, Chief Chad Ellis stated: “The Nevada City Police Department had 3 officers on duty at the time of the protest. Given the extremely volatile situation the officers attempted to manage the crowd and prevent any additional escalated violence. During the incident officers were instructing individuals to contact the police and file reports at a later time as they were inundated with the situation at hand… I encourage 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 our investigator with a statement so we can seek criminal prosecution against those involved. Investigator Angela Ford can be contacted at

The City Council decided at their regular meeting yesterday to hold a special meeting on Friday, August 21, 2020. Details of the meeting will be posted as soon as available.

For some of the files, audio kicks in after 30 seconds. This is a body cam setting.