Douglas Commission chair apologizes for meeting behavior

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STATELINE, NV (KOLO)-- The chairman of the Douglas County Commission has apologized for a fight that broke out during a commission meeting Thursday.

Barry Penzel says, “As the Chairman of the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners, I would like to express that I regret the behavior which occurred during the Board of County Commissioners Meeting on May 16, 2019. This is not the way we wish to conduct business for the people of Douglas County. I am committed to working on settling our differences in a more appropriate manner in the future.”

According to a Douglas County statement, "This is a current open investigation and no further information will be provided at this time. This case will be referred to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office for review."

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reports commissioners got into a fight May 16, 2019 at a meeting in Stateline.

“All parties separated on their own; only minor injuries were reported,” Undersheiff Ron Elges said in a statement.

The sheriff’s office got a report of a heated argument at 5:55 p.m. and that escalated into the altercation, the sheriff’s office said. There were no serious injuries in the incident.

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