Officers respond to service call at Fairhaven bus terminal

Use problem solving to assist with civil situation

September 13, 2017 - by Danette Beckley, Public Information

On August 5, 2017 our Officers responded to a call for service at the Fairhaven bus terminal.  Officers were faced with a civil situation that they problem solved with all the people involved.  Recently, we were made aware of some misinformation circulating in the community in regards to the Officer's action that day.  Our department is being accused of “stopping a bus and not allowing anyone off of the bus by threatening those on the bus with immigration violations.” 

We have posted the body camera videos from the three Officers on scene that day so that the correct information is out there.  We believe showing our Officers actions will allow our community to judge for themselves.   The videos are long, but taking the time to problem solve is how our Officers do their job.

Officer Landry body cam footage

Officer Poortinga body cam footage

Sgt James body cam footage

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​Danette Beckley, Public Information
Bellingham Police Department

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