Derrick Ingram, a protest organizer and founder of Warriors in the Garden, turned himself in to police Saturday morning after he was accused of attacking an official by yelling in her ear with a megaphone, according to the New York Times.
It comes a day after police blocked a street in Hell’s Kitchen while trying to arrest him. Online videos and pictures showed dozens of police officers, some with riot gear, holding people back from the block. According to a report in The Gothamist, police officers urged him to surrender for five hours, claiming they had an arrest warrant but did not show it.
The police eventually broke up. The protesters then gathered on Saturday morning to march with Ingraham to the 1
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“I’m very traumatized by everything from the drones to the dogs to the lies told by the NYPD. I’m ready to change something. I think we should focus our efforts on getting Commissioner Shea out of office.” bring. ” “he told a crowd of followers in Bryant Park.
Sgt. Jessica McRorie told the New York Times that Ingram was arrested in connection with an incident during a protest in June. He allegedly put a megaphone to an officer’s ear and shouted “causing pain and prolonged hearing loss”.
The New York Times reports that Ingram was released Saturday afternoon after the Manhattan Attorney’s Office moved to reduce his charges to one offense.
The NYPD did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Saturday.
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