4 Arrested at Police Brutality Protest in Tempe

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Four people, including a local activist, have been arrested at a protest against police brutality in Tempe.

Police took the Rev. Jarrett Maupin and three others into custody Monday after they refused to get out of the roadway.

All four are being booked for impeding a public thoroughfare.

Between 40 and 60 protesters showed up to the morning demonstration.

The group marched on the Mill Avenue Bridge and attempted block traffic.

Several police officers on motorcycles and bicycles ordered them to get onto the sidewalk.

Protesters remain in the downtown area.

Police say they will continue to monitor the scene.

Protesters say they are also demonstrating against separate killings of two black men by Arizona officers.

 

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