ACLU makes allegations against Albany police | WNYT.com

ACLU makes allegations against Albany police

Paulina Bucka
Updated: April 24, 2021 09:01 AM
Created: April 23, 2021 06:08 PM

After tense moments between protesters and police Thursday, the ACLU has some allegations against the officers who broke up the encampment.

The ACLU says there are numerous images of police officers putting duct tape over their badges.

NewsChannel 13 crews were out there on Thursday afternoon. In an unedited 23 minute and 7 second video on our website,

NewsChannel 13 saw some officers were wearing vests and did not have a visible badge on them, but they did have a body camera.

As for officers who were wearing jackets, some had a visible badge while others did not appear to have a badge at all.

The ACLU also initially said officers used tear gas when dealing with protesters, but have since retracted those claims.

In the video from Thursday night's encampment, there was smoke, but to be clear, police did not use any kind of agents on protesters.

The smoke was from a burn barrel the protesters set on fire.

Hear what Albany police are saying about the ACLU allegations, and what the ACLU says needs to change by watching the video of Paulina Bucka's story.


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