CBPD release – On June 27, 2020 at approximately 1:30 pm the Coos Bay Police Department became aware of a Facebook post that included a disturbing video of a male subject being harassed and followed by several other males. After becoming aware of the video, the Coos Bay Police Department immediately begin looking into the incident. After much review, the Coos Bay Police Department located the incident in question and discovered that it had occurred on June 23rd at approximately 3:36 pm. in the Empire area of Coos Bay. The Coos Bay Police Department’s dispatch had received a call from a person who reported that two male subjects were going back and forth across the street, fighting with someone and yelling. Coos Bay Police officers responded to the area of the report and arrived within 4 minutes. The officers looked around the area for over 27 minutes until one of the officers located a male matching the description of one of the persons involved. A Coos Bay Police Officer made contact with the male subject who reported that he had been in a verbal altercation earlier and that he didn’t want police assistance. The male didn’t report to the police officer that he had been a victim of a crime or that he wished further investigation be conducted over this matter. At no time was the officer provided with any additional information about the incident and was never shown the video. Since becoming aware of the video, the Coos Bay Police Department has attempted contact with the male subject to determine whether or not a further investigation needs to ensue. The male subject’s family was provided with contact information and encouraged to have him contact the police. At this time, no contact from him has been made. The Coos Bay Police Department is asking for anyone who may have additional information about the incident to please contact the Coos Bay Police Department at 541-296-8911 or Coos Stop Crime at 541-267-6666.

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