Rev. Al Sharpton to Travel to Cleveland to Stir the Pot After Brelo Verdict
Rev. Al Sharpton will travel to stir the pot this week following the Brelo verdict.
Officer Brelo was cleared on Saturday of manslaughter charges in the shooting deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams.
A total of 71 individuals were arrested in Cleveland Saturday night including 39 men, 16 women and some juveniles.
Protesters pepper sprayed restaurant patrons…
E. 9th/Prospect, officers responding for reports of disruptive members of large crowd spraying random citizens with pepper spray.
— Cleveland Police (@CLEpolice) May 24, 2015
Police Chief Calvin Williams told reporters on Sunday that protesters pepper sprayed patrons sitting at restaurants.
Rev. Al will travel to Cleveland this week to stir the pot.
Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton is expected to appear at a local church in Cleveland next week.
According to Reverend Jawanza Colvin, he is scheduled to speak at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church.
Later this week, members of local churches plan to march to the Justice Center to call for comprehensive reform of the justice system. The march is scheduled to take place Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.
Leading up to the verdict in trial of Michael Brelo, Cleveland’s faith based community called for peaceful demonstrations. One hour following the verdict in the Brelo trial, churches throughout the city opened their doors for prayer and conversation.
More than 20 members of the long running group “United Pastors in Mission” have signed on to provide safe zones across Northeast Ohio.
Majority of protests remained peaceful during the day, but in the evening, officials made arrests after protesters became violent towards citizens, Cleveland Police Chief Williams said in the news conference Sunday morning.
A total of 71 people were arrested, about 39 men, 16 women and some juveniles during demonstrations on Saturday. Williams said police recorded videos while making arrests and they will also review any video posted online to determine if those in custody face charges — which range from felonious assault, aggravated rioting, and failure to disperse. Misdemeanors require charges filed within 24 hours, while felonies need a 36-hour deadline.