After nearly a week assisting law enforcement authorities on the streets of California, soldiers with the California National Guard will begin transitioning back to their home armories, the California National Guard said in a statement.
“I am extremely proud of the professionalism and dedication to duty the soldiers and airmen of the Cal Guard exemplified on the streets of California protecting the first amendment rights of all citizens during these extremely trying times,” California National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. David Baldwin said.
Cal Guard also said they will maintain a “quick reaction force in various locations across the state to rapidly assist law enforcement if requested.”
California Gov. Gavin Newsom mobilized more than 7,000 National Guard members to help local authorities across the state after George Floyd’s death.