Protesters gather at Rolling Hills casino

Jun 9, 2014 12:22 PM

Protesters have been gathering outside Rolling Hills casino since 6:00 a.m. Monday.

The Paskenta Band has been in turmoil ever since one faction voted to dis enroll more than 60 members in April amidst claims of theft and mismanagement, which have yet to be proven in any court.

Removed members recently started a "Tribal Police Force" and have declared authority on tribal ground. Members of the "Tribal Police" are reportedly attempting to take back the Rolling Hills Casino.

At about 6:00 a.m., "Tribal Police" responded to the casino in vehicles marked "Tribal Police" and personnel wearing "Police" jackets and have taken up positions around the casino. They were met by security personnel hired by the casino.

Tehama County Sheriff's Deputies are on scene overseeing the confrontation.

On Friday former Tehama County Sheriff Clay Parker, recently hired as Police Chief of the Paskenta Tribe resigned.

In a statement he made on Friday, Parker said he sees little hope in a peaceful resolution, so he's decided to resign while the tribal factions fight it out.

At this time the casino remains open.

Action News Now has a crew on the scene and we will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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