El Cajon businesses prepare for protests

Posted at 9:20 PM, Sep 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-01 00:20:01-04

Downtown El Cajon businesses preparing for fourth night of protests. This after the release of cell phone video showing the shooting death of Alfred Olango by a police officer.

10News Reporter Steve Fiorina went to many of the businesses along Main Street in El Cajon, to see where they stood on today's note from the Downtown Business partners. 

The note was sent by the Daryl R. Priest, the president of the Downtown El Cajon Business Partners before 1 p.m. on Friday. It reads: 

"Dear Downtown El Cajon Business Partners,

The El Cajon Police Department will be releasing a video of the officer involved shooting at 1 p.m. today. No one has any idea of what may happen next. After conferring with the City of El Cajon, I am recommending that all businesses in the district close early today, at 2 p.m., and stay closed until Sunday. On Sunday morning the situation can be re-assessed. It's my hope that nothing happens, but we all need to exercise an abundance of caution. "

Business owners on Main Street had mixed feelings about closing. Some said they would close early Friday and have normal business hours over the weekend, some said they weren't going to go off-schedule and others were already closed for the day. 

This is a developing story, 10News will continue to update throughout the weekend.