Cherokee Police will permanently staff Little League football games after a ‘disturbance’

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Published: Sep. 12, 2021 at 1:58 PM EDT
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CHEROKEE, Ala. (WAFF) - Police Chief Joshua Phillips has said that officers will be present at all Little League football games at Cherokee High School.

This comes after police received several calls concerning an incident at the field during a game last Saturday. Chief Phillips spoke to our news partners at the Times Daily about the incident.

“It was two parents that had a disagreement at the concession stand from what I was told,” Phillips said Monday. “One of the parents happened to shove another parent, which caused a disturbance.”

After police arrived on the scene, at least one of the parties involved in the situation had already left the stadium, Phillips said. The disturbance involved parents from two different teams.

In a Facebook post on Sunday, the Cherokee Police said children need to see good role models.

“What they see adults do they tend to mimic. Our children deserve to play the game without having to see adults act disorderly in public,” the post said.

You can view the full post below:

Due to last nights disturbance at the First little league home game at Cherokee Football Field; Law Enforcement will now...

Posted by Cherokee Police Department on Sunday, September 12, 2021

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