19 men, 47 women arrested during protest outside event in Chicago attended by Chief Flynn
CHICAGO — Chicago police on Saturday, October 24th made arrests during a protest outside an event attended by Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn.
WGN is reporting 19 men and 47 women were arrested during the protest outside McCormick Place on S. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. The convention center was playing host to the 122nd International Association of Chiefs of Police — attended by Chief Flynn.
Police say those arrested face misdemeanor charges of obstruction of traffic by a non-motorist.
These protesters were demanding fair policing practices and a shift in the way police engage with African-American communities, WGN says.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy welcomed thousands law enforcement officials from agencies across the country for the event.
President Barack Obama will be in Chicago on Tuesday, October 27th to address the conference.