Point Pleasant Beach: Earlier we shared a press release from the Chief explaining the actions of the department in response to alleged use of force. This was in response to police attempting to issue a citation for an open-container liquor violation on the boardwalk. The suspect failed to identify himself truthfully, and resisted arrest. Videos have surfaced showing only the final arrest of the individual, not the actions leading up to the final apprehension.
Now we are hearing scattered rumors of a protest of some kind tentatively planned for tonight somewhere in town. We have nothing substantial to report, but we’re seeing it around various Internet forums. At this point we’re merely issuing a warning for people to be aware of their surroundings and be safe. If we hear any more concrete evidence, we will share with the public.