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Asheville city attorney outlines upcoming investigation into police actions

Asheville city attorney outlines upcoming investigation into police actions

The city of Asheville plans to hire a consultant to provide an analysis of whether the strategies and tactics employed by local police during the recent racial justice protests were consistent with best practices of law enforcement agencies.

by June 26, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
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