COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- After peaceful protests Saturday turned violent, and with another protest planned downtown Sunday, the Colorado Springs Police Department says it's advising the public to hold off on calling police for non-emergency issues. CSPD is also on accident alert status, meaning that if both drivers are uninjured in a crash they should exchange information.
The priority dispatch status will run at least through Sunday, said CSPD. For non-life threatening matters, the public is asked to wait to make a report until the department returns to normal operations.
As of 9AM, our department is on priority dispatch status as a result of planned protests expected today. The public is advised to contact 911 for emergencies only at this time. For non-life threatening matters, please wait to make a report until we return to normal operations.— CSPD Duty Lieutenant (@CSPDDutyLt) May 31, 2020
Police didn't say when they expect the priority dispatch status to expire.
The protest Sunday is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wahsatch Avenue outside the U.S. District Court Magistrate, according to its Facebook page.
On the Facebook page, protest organizers say it's intended to be a peaceful protest.
KRDO has a crew at the scene and will continue to bring you updates as the day progresses.