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Douglas County sheriff threatens library that drafted diversity statement

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Posted at 9:18 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 10:14:04-04

RENO (AP) — A Nevada sheriff has posted a letter on his office’s website telling his county’s library to not bother calling 911 for help anymore after the library considered supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Reno-Gazette Journal reports Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley posted the letter after the Douglas County Public Library considered publishing a statement in support of diversity and inclusion.

A public meeting to consider the statement was later canceled.

Library Director Amy Dodson said the diversity statement was meant to reinforce that the library welcomes individuals of all backgrounds.