2019 Burning Man Post-Mission Synopsis (Sheriff’s Report)

Pershing County Sheriff Jerry Allen has released his Post-Mission synopsis for 2019.

The relationship between the Burning Man Project and the Pershing County Sheriff’s Office is described as “extremely toxic”.


Burners should be aware that all police on Playa are now mandated by law to wear body cameras. You might think you’re in the middle of nowhere having a transformational experience and being whoever you want to be – but you are being recorded.

Police are required at the festival for longer than just the 8 days the gates are open. This year there was a sexual assault during the city build, as well as someone reporting a sexual assault from the previous year.

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One comment on “2019 Burning Man Post-Mission Synopsis (Sheriff’s Report)

  1. The only assaults and battering I’ve seen on the playa have come from DPW, and one spun-out gate guy. If staff and volunteers need protection it’s probably because they’re a bunch of assholes.

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