City of Albany working to improve community relations after violent Monday

Emily DeVito & WNYT Staff
Created: June 02, 2020 06:04 PM

ALBANY - At least nine people were arrested in Albany Monday night after another night of violence and crime.

NewsChannel 13 is told five of those arrested are not from Albany.


Police Chief Eric Hawkins said the violence outside Albany Police Headquarters on Henry Johnson Boulevard followed peaceful acts of civil disobedience in the afternoon.

He says there was some good dialogue and at one point he took a knee.

However, once the sun went down, things took a turn with a secondary group he says had done some pre-planning.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan said she understands people are angry and hurt, and she is working on a plan for better communication within the community.

Hear more about how the city wants to better communicate with the community, by watching the video of Emily DeVito's story.

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