Task force to investigate clash between protesters and private security
A joint task force led by the Morton County Sheriff's Department is investigating the clash between protesters and private security with dogs from Labor Day weekend.
A news release from the department sent Tuesday said the probe will focus on the actions of the guards hired by Dakota Access and whether they were licensed to work in the state. It will also look into whether native artifacts were disturbed during construction that day and the actions of protesters.
Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said in a statement he is "using all tools possible to ensure this investigation is carried out with no bias toward Dakota Access Pipeline nor the pipeline protesters."