AURORA, Colo. — The Aurora Police Department has released pictures of people who were possibly involved in the removal and vandalizing of an American flag at an ICE detention facility Friday.
On Tuesday afternoon, APD published four photographs of persons of interest in the case.
According to the Associated Press, protesters pulled down the American flag in front of the detention center, tried to burn it and replaced it with a Mexican flag.
Friday night’s protest, one of many coordinated across the country, drew about 2,000 people and was mostly peaceful.
However, police said Saturday that a few people passed a makeshift barrier outside the center run by the GEO Group and crossed a vehicle bridge, causing hundreds to follow.
Some removed three flags — the U.S., Colorado and GEO flags. The two other flags were replaced with ones with anti-police messages.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Tips can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. A reward of up to $4,000 is being offered.
CAN YOU HELP US ID? #SaferAurora These individuals are persons of interest regarding the #LightsForLiberty incident on July 12. These people were involved with removing & vandalizing a US Flag. Contact @CrimeStoppersCO or email@example.com for reward up to $4k. pic.twitter.com/jRyU2blTo6
— Aurora Police Dept. 🚔👮🏼♀️👮🏾♂️ (@AuroraPD) July 17, 2019
On Thursday, APD published an additional picture. It shows a male in a black hoodie who is suspected of burning the Colorado flag. It also shows another male with a green article of clothing on top of his head who is considered a person of interest.
We are looking to ID the suspect in the blk hoody for burning the CO State Flag at the ICE #LightsforLiberty protest. The person w/a green cover over his head is a person of interest. Please send tips to firstname.lastname@example.org or @CrimeStoppersCO to be eligible for a reward. pic.twitter.com/k4s3AeNgQ4
— Aurora Police Dept. 🚔👮🏼♀️👮🏾♂️ (@AuroraPD) July 18, 2019
On Friday, APD released a picture of two more suspects in the case:
We are looking to ID these suspects in the blk tshirt and w/the covered face at the ICE #LightsforLiberty protest. They are wanted to Criminal Tampering and Injury to property. Please send tips to email@example.com or @CrimeStoppersCO
to be eligible for a reward. pic.twitter.com/lAgtqdyz6e
— Aurora Police Dept. 🚔👮🏼♀️👮🏾♂️ (@AuroraPD) July 19, 2019