Post Tagged with: "Asheville Police Chief David Zack"

A group of protesters stands by their "Defund The Police" mural on Spruce Street on Monday morning, June 22. The activists said that in the early morning hours, a group of armed counter-protesters showed up and tried to intimidate them and paint over their yellow-lettered message with blue paint. A city of Asheville crew arrived later Monday to wash away the mural./ photo by Jason Sandford

Asheville City Council to consider ban on tear gas; reviews open-carry gun laws 

The review of open-carry gun laws and their enforcement comes following a clash Monday between a group of protesters and counter-protesters who faced off over a “Defund the Police” mural painted on a city street.

by June 24, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville Police Department Chief David Zack at a downtown Asheville protest on June 6./ Photo courtesy of Zach Greenwald

Asheville police chief announces investigation, department restructuring, following protests

Two Asheville City Council members separately requested that City Manager Debra Campbell facilitate an investigation into the Asheville Police Department and its officers’ actions during the protests.

by June 11, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
Mural artists Kathryn Crawford and Gus Cutty led a group of local artists that created Black Lives Matter murals downtown, like this one on the front of the Patton Avenue Pet Company./ Photo courtesy of Jenna Wilson

Downtown Asheville merchants show support for protesters

The downtown Asheville business owners condemned the violence that Asheville Police used against protesters.

by June 8, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
Courtroom essentials for Buncombe County Superior Court Judge Alan Thornburg now include gloves, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes, as well as masks for courtroom personnel./ Photo courtesy of Cindy Crawford, judicial assistant.

Pandemic speeds action on criminal justice reforms in Asheville

One of the biggest immediate impacts has been the release of about 200 people from the Buncombe County jail, a long-sought after goal by some local officials who want to convert the county jail from a holding pen for low-level, nonviolent, poor suspects to a lockup reserved for serious offenders.

by May 4, 2020 0 comments Asheville News