Colorado Woman Sentenced for Protest During DAPL Project


39-year-old Redfawn Fallis, of Colorado, will spend four years and nine months in federal prison, and then three years of supervised release, following a sentence by Chief United States District Judge Daniel Hovland, US Attorney Christopher Myers says. Fallis was sentenced on charges of Civil Disorder and Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition by a Convicted Felon during the Dakota Access Pipeline protest in October 2016. She was furthermore ordered to pay a $200 special assessment. Law enforcement officers assisting with moving protesters identified Red Fawn Fallis as an instigator who was acting disorderly. Fallis was wearing a gas mask, screaming at officers and failing to move back when ordered to do so. Officers approached Fallis and during a struggle, took her to the ground and attempted to handcuff her. Fallis resisted officers as they tried to gain control of her hands; however, Fallis kept her left arm tucked under her body. One of the officers briefly stopped pulling on Fallis’ left arm, which he was attempting to release from under her body in order to make it easier for another officer to place her right hand into a flex handcuff. She then fired three gunshots in quick succession. Multiple agencies investigated the case, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, North Dakota Highway Patrol and other local law enforcement.