Police arrest nearly 50 people following second Kimani Gray vigil

Nearly 50 people were arrested after another vigil for Kimani Gray turned to chaos in East Flatbush. According to police, a total of 46 people,

Cops say 46 people are facing charges for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Cops say 46 people are facing charges for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. (3/14/13)

BROOKLYN - Nearly 50 people were arrested after another vigil for Kimani Gray turned to chaos in East Flatbush.

According to police, a total of 46 people, including two juveniles, are facing charges for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest following what started as a peaceful night of remembrance at Church Avenue and 55th Street.

Investigators say the 16-year-old was fatally shot by two plainclothes officers Saturday after pointing a loaded gun at them, but many community members say they don't believe the department's version of what happened.

The crowd grew out of control for a second time with protests against the NYPD. Officers turned out in full riot gear, and one cop was hurt by a rock or brick that was thrown at his face.

An autopsy found that Gray was shot seven times in the front and back of his body. The NYPD says the shooting remains under investigation and that the officers involved have been placed on administrative duty.

For extended Chopper 12 footage over the protest, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.

 

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