Detroit police released videos from inside two squad cars that drove through a crowd of protesters on Sunday.
Police Chief James Craig defended his officers' actions on Monday, saying they were surrounded by potentially violent protesters.
Detroit police released this video from inside the squad car that drove through a group of protesters Sunday night. pic.twitter.com/0pzJbEH4Bj— Motor City Muckraker (@MCmuckraker) June 29, 2020
"They felt a clear and present threat, and they decided to leave the location," Craig told city council members today.
Protesters said they were peaceful and only responded because a squad car drove through the crowd of marchers.
Cell phone videos of a squad car appearing to plow through a crowd of protesters set off debates on social media Monday.
Protesters plan to gather outside the Fourth Precinct at 5 p.m. Monday to rally against the officers.
Here's a video of another Detroit police car that drove through a group of protesters Sunday night. pic.twitter.com/GIB7pJrWNX— Motor City Muckraker (@MCmuckraker) June 29, 2020
Detroit Police Department drove into 10-12 protesters including myself. Multiple people are going to the hospital. #NoJusticeNoPeace #detroitpolice #GeorgeFloyd #BreonnaTayor #PoliceBrutality pic.twitter.com/etj3a6ejzN— Activist Ethan Ketner (@DJEazyTwist) June 29, 2020
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