DETROIT – Black Lives Matter protesters chained themselves Wednesday evening to the front door of the Detroit Police’s Third Precinct.
Detroit police and firefighters cut the protesters loose and arrested them. Six protesters, four women and two men, were taken into custody.
The group had earlier held a March for Justice, marking what would have been Aiyana Jones’ 14th birthday. Jones was killed by Detroit police during a raid in 2010.
Commander Elvin Barren says people have the right to protest, but the chaining was illegal. About 100 people marched to a police station from a Detroit park.
Aiyana Stanley-Jones was fatally shot while she slept on a couch. Elite officers had stormed the home looking for a murder suspect. Officer Joseph Weekley says he mistakenly pulled the trigger during a struggle with Aiyana's grandmother.
Mertilla Jones denied any interference. A judge dismissed an involuntary manslaughter charge during a second trial.
Detroit police said they have to maintain order at their precinct.
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