4 Calif. officers hospitalized after being sprayed at demonstration
Authorities said no arrests had been made
By Associated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Four Sacramento police officers were hospitalized with injuries after they were sprayed with a liquid irritant during protests Saturday night, police told KCRA TV.
The demonstrators had gathered at the state Capitol downtown to protest the police shooting deaths of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, and Adam Toledo in Chicago.
Protesters met at the Capitol Rose Garden after 8 p.m. and began marching around the downtown area later in the night, KCRA reported.
Demonstrators briefly sat in the streets in the Lavender Heights area before marching back toward the Capitol. The protest ended about 11 p.m.
Police said they had two reports of vandalism. No arrests were made, though investigators would follow up on that issue and the spraying of the four officers, police told KCRA.
People are taking to the streets across the country over the recent deaths from those shot and killed by police. Similar Black Lives Matter protests are happening right now in downtown Sacramento. Video from photojournalist @KyleAMcCubbin near the state capitol. pic.twitter.com/48c8HqHjA3— Greta Serrin (@JournalistGreta) April 18, 2021
UPDATE: Sacramento police said four officers were hospitalized after being sprayed with an unknown liquid irritant during Saturday night's protest in downtown. No arrests have been made. https://t.co/QGvN4eXiN6— CBS Sacramento CBS13 (@CBSSacramento) April 18, 2021