Demonstrators Attempt to Break Into CPD Headquarters


Photo credit: ABC-6

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--What started as a march against police brutality in downtown Columbus Tuesday night turned into an attempted break-in at Columbus Police Headquarters, with one person detained.

ABC-6 reports dozens of people marched downtown to protest the shooting death of Miles Jackson by police, at Mt. Carmel St. Ann's Hospital on Monday. Demonstrators eventually made their way to CPD headquarters from the Ohio Statehouse.

The main crowd left from the sidewalks outside CPD, but a group of people later came back, and some were able to break through the 1st set of doors to the main entrance.

Officers used pepper spray to disperse the crowd from breaching the 2nd set of doors. CPD also claims that the demonstrators used pepper spray on them, and were also equipped with bolt cutters to undo the handcuffs on the door handles.

One protestor told ABC-6 they felt they had a right to be in the building, to have their questions answered about the shooting.


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