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Teller County Sheriff’s Office investigating brawl at Friday’s protest

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TELLER COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- Protesters blocked a section of Highway 24 in Teller County as part of a demonstration against the sheriff's office's policy to detain ICE inmates, and one small group of counter protesters got involved in a fight that's now under investigation.

The TCSO gave the community notice about the planned protest outside of the detention facility on Friday, but at a certain point, a rally of cars moved toward Highway 24 and blocked a part of the road.

KRDO crews were there when a fight broke out between counter-protesters and Black Lives Matter protesters away from the area that was cordoned off for the demonstration. It happened around 7 p.m.

The sheriff's office says that nobody involved in the scuffle made a report of assault or any other crime. A "law enforcement liaison" with the group was told by TCSO that the group should go to a safe area to make a report, but nobody did.

Witnesses caught the fight on video, however, including our own crews. TCSO says: "after viewing video of the incident from multiple sources, including video taken by TCSO, we have opened an investigation into what happened during the incident. If appropriate, criminal charges will be brought to the local district attorney for consideration of prosecution, and if so, arrest warrants will be issued."

The individuals seen in the video haven't been identified.

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Andrew McMillan

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