Officers Disperse Birthday Party Crowd Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

A birthday party for a little girl was dispersed by police amid the state's 'stay at home' order enacted to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, Saturday evening.

Officers responded to reports of a gathering involving 30 to 40 people at a home in the 5500 block of 4th Avenue in the Hyde Park area around 6:00 PM.

Units arriving on scene learned that the group was celebrating a birthday party for a little girl.

The officers advised the partygoers that they had to disperse from the area due to the state order to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Several partygoers became irate prompting officers to request additional assistance.

Eventually officers declared the gathering an unlawful assembly and formed a line to push out the partygoers.

It was unclear if any citations were issued.


By: ThisIsButter (44151.30)

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