DETROIT – Detroit police chief James Craig held a news conference at 2 p.m. on Wednesday to provide an update on the city’s response to recent protests against police brutality in the name of George Floyd.
Chief Craig was joined by Deputy Chief Todd Bettison; Deputy Chief Elaine Bryant; Ray Winans, CEO of Keeping Them Alive and other members of the community.
Protestors took to the streets of Downtown Detroit for a fifth consecutive day on Tuesday to protest police brutality and racial injustice.
Tuesday’s peaceful protest became chaotic in the evening during a standoff with police and protestors who defied the city’s 8 p.m. curfew.
Chief Craig says multiple warnings were given to the crowd asking them to disperse, but still many refused to leave. Police began making arrests around 8:30 p.m., arresting 127 protestors in total.