Detroit police chief held briefing after fifth day of protests
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. MORE: Detroit mayor apologizes to journalists targeted by police while covering protests
Go home: Detroit police chief, community leaders slam violent out-of-town protesters
DETROIT Detroits police chief and community leaders criticized out-of-town protesters who are coming to the city and seem intent on creating a confrontation. Whitmer during COVID-19 pandemicRay Winans, a Detroit mentor and community leader, said he doesnt condone protesters destroying the city. Its not right, and its outright disrespectful.On Tuesday night, protesters marched up Gratiot Avenue and got into a confrontation with Detroit police officers when they refused to disperse. The rest were from Detroit suburbs, except for six from Maryland, Washington, D.C., California and New York City. Do you care about the city of Detroit? Craig asked.
Watch live: Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan holds press conference after violent night of protests
Published: May 30, 2020, 12:50 pm Updated: May 30, 2020, 2:03 pmDETROIT Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is holding a press conference Saturday afternoon after a violent night of protests in the city made national headlines. Duggan will be joined by Detroit Police Chief James Craig, Maurice Hardwick with Live In Peace Movement, Rev. The press conference is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Saturday. On Friday night, a total of 61 people who participated in a George Floyd protest in Downtown Detroit were arrested. Floyds death has sparked protests against police brutality across the country.