Eureka Police Department press release: 

On July 4, 2022 at approximately 2230 hours, officers with the Eureka Police Department came upon an assault that was taking place in the gravel lot at 1st and D Streets involving multiple people. Officers were able to quickly get the involved parties separated and identified. One involved party had suffered a visible head injury and medical personnel were summoned to the scene to render medical attention.

Officers identified the involved parties and obtained information necessary to begin an investigation into the incident. At the time, conflicting information was being relayed to the officers and no independent witnesses came forward to provide statements that would help clarify the events that happened. All the involved parties were released at the scene and an investigation into the incident was initiated.

On July 6, 2022, EPD became aware of a video that was released on YouTube by a citizen who was on scene and recorded this incident. The link to the video has been shared with our department and is a part of the investigation. While the video sheds light on portions of the incident, it appears to have been edited or possibly didn’t capture the event in its entirety and we are interested in speaking to the individual who recorded the video. If you recorded the video please contact the Eureka Police Department.