Four people arrested while protesting what they call police brutality, violence in Chattanooga

Four people arrested while protesting what they call police brutality, violence in Chattanooga

October 23rd, 2014 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Michael Heath, Madison Dillard, Ash-Lee Henderson and Janelle Jackson are seen in this composite photo.

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Four people were arrested last night while protesting street violence and police brutality at the intersection of Main Street and Market Street in Chattanooga.

About a dozen protesters were marching with Concerned Citizens for Justice Wednesday as part of a national day of protests and were arrested when they entered the intersection and blocked traffic, the group said on its Facebook page.

Ash-Lee Henderson, 29, Janelle Jackson, 34, Michael Heath, 22, and Madison Dillard, 20, were all arrested and charged with inciting to riot and obstructing a highway. Jackson was also charged with resisting arrest.

All four were released from custody this morning on bail.

The Chattanooga Police Department reported that it monitored the event and asked the individuals to clear the blocked roadway to ensure the safety of all citizens, including those protesting.

After multiple requests, all but four individuals cleared the roadway. The four individuals were arrested, according to the police statement, which noted that the arrests transpired "without major incident."

Stay with the Times Free Press for updates on this developing story.


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