CBPD release – On Saturday August 8th there is a BLM / Safer As One Event that is scheduled to occur on the Coos Bay Boardwalk. The Police Department has received numerous inquiries, questions and concerns pertaining to this event. The Coos Bay Police Department has been closely monitoring this and at this time there is nothing to suggest that the event is anything other than what is has been advertised…a Peaceful, Friendly event. The Coos Bay Police Department is asking that all participants please respect everyone’s 1st amendment rights to free speech and to assemble peacefully. As well please respect everyone’s property whether that is personal or business. The Coos Bay Police Department will have a presence at the event. Should any issues arise the Coos Bay Police Department will address and deal the individuals or groups responsible. The Coos Bay Police Department is not asking for outside assistance from citizens or groups to assist them.