St. Louis County, MO (KTRS) The debate continues over last weekend’s arrests during a protest at the St. Louis Galleria.
Protesters claim not everyone could hear the police order to disperse. The order resulted in 22 arrests.
St. Louis County Police released a statement reading in part:
“The least possible amount of force was used to gain compliance. There was no mace, gas, or any other levels of force besides officers going hands on with combative and resistant suspects. The officers present were calm and professional during the chaotic scene as individuals resisted and interfered with arrests being affected.”
Meanwhile, a demonstration is planned on Thursday afternoon in downtown St. Louis. Protesters are scheduled to gather at 14th and Olive at 5 p.m. Protesters will be wearing all black for this demonstration.