A federal judge late Friday granted a temporary restraining order requested Monday by the protest group Detroit Will Breathe, which bars Detroit police officers from using several tactics and equipment on “peaceful protesters” for 14 days.
Detroit Will Breathe organizer Nakia Wallace, right, speaks during the press conference. Detroit Will Breathe and their legal counsel hold a press conference announcing their lawsuit to stop brutal tactics by the Detroit Police Department against protesters. Photos taken at the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit on Aug, 31, 2020. (Photo: Robin Buckson, The Detroit News)
Police Chief James Craig responded to the order by U.S. District Judge Laurie J. Michelson by saying his officers only have used force when protesters weren’t peaceful and that the ruling won’t change how the department handles demonstrations.