Albany police seek woman in connection with Arch Street violence |

Albany police seek woman in connection with Arch Street violence

Dan Levy
Updated: April 26, 2021 06:36 PM
Created: April 26, 2021 04:29 PM

ALBANY - All was quiet outside the Albany Police South Station on Monday. However, police are still investigating last week's violence.

They are attempting to identify one person in particular in reference to the violence on Thursday. Police aren't saying why they want her, or what she might have done.

They say any tips will be kept confidential.

It was 3:30 last Thursday afternoon, when Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins gave the order to remove protesters from Arch Street after a six-day-long encampment.

Police officers in riot gear were met with resistance from some of the protesters.

Those who refused to obey the 15-minute warning to leave were involved in physical confrontation by police. They were arrested and led away in handcuffs.

Camping equipment, including tents, sleeping bags, and portable heaters were scooped up by Department of General Services workers and hauled away.

Protesters had been asking police chief and the mayor to step down, and they want two police officers who they believe overstepped their bounds with protesters two weeks ago to be fired.

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