DETROIT – Local 4′s Hank Winchester and Larry Spruill reported live in Downtown Detroit at Saturday’s March Against Police Brutality protest.
You can watch the protest coverage in the videos below.
Protestors are taking to the streets of Detroit for a second time this weekend to bring awareness to police brutality and racism in the U.S. following the recent death of Minneapolis man George Floyd.
Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer during an altercation on May 25. The officer knelt on Floyd’s neck for at least seven minutes while he was handcuffed and laying on the ground -- even after he told the officer he couldn’t breathe.
Friday’s march in Detroit began peacefully around 4 p.m. but later became more chaotic -- like many other protests taking place around the country. Multiple Detroit police vehicles were damaged and more than 60 demonstrators were taken into police custody Friday night and into Saturday morning.
One 21-year-old man from Eastpointe was shot and killed during Friday’s protest Downtown. Detroit Police Chief James Craig says there is no indication that the shooting was related to the protests. Police are still investigating the incident.
- Anyone with information is asked to contact Detroit Police Homicide Section at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.
Detroit police have increased their presence for Saturday’s protest, but they expect it to remain peaceful.