Phoenix police arrest 12 people following downtown demonstrations

Aug 29, 2020, 11:02 AM | Updated: 8:50 pm
(Pexels Photo)...
(Pexels Photo)
(Pexels Photo)

PHOENIX — Phoenix police announced 12 people were arrested Friday night following social injustice demonstrations in downtown Phoenix.

After speeches at the Civic Plaza, the majority of participants marched peacefully downtown. A handful of protesters marched to Phoenix police headquarters where some people began to block the roadway and some laid down, refusing to move, Phoenix police Sergeant Ann Justus said in an e-mail.

The road was down as a result. The people were given multiple orders to get out of the roadway, but they ignored the order, police said.

Police arrested the following people on charges of obstructing a thoroughfare: 23-year-old Victor Feliciano Romero, 27-year-old Orlando Espino, 19-year-old Ethan Replogle, 25-year-old Sean Gibbons, 24-year-old Kendryck Rand, 28-year-old Kimberlee Adkins, 23-year-old Rilee Webb, 29-year-old Samuel Merten and 31-year-old Christopher Johnson.

Jennifer Derby, 52, was arrested on charges of obstructing a thoroughfare during Friday’s demonstrations and for doing the same during a prior incident.

Makayla Kellor, 21, was arrested on charges of obstructing a thoroughfare and resisting arrest. She was also arrested on charges of unlawful assembly and riot from a prior incident.

Leslie Ott, 34, was arrested on charges of obstructing a thoroughfare, failure to obey a lawful order and resisting arrest.

Protests have taken place in the metro Phoenix area this week calling for social justice in response to Jacob Blake, a black man who was shot by police while trying to enter his vehicle in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Phoenix police said no munitions were used and there were no injuries reported.

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

The twin towers of the World Trade Center burn behind the Empire State Building in New York on Sept...

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signs bill requiring schools to teach about 9/11

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed a bill to make it mandatory for schools to teach students about the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
9 hours ago
(Facebook photo/City Government of Chandler, Arizona)...

Chandler adds languages to bilingual pay policy for employees

The city of Chandler on Thursday announced a new bilingual pay policy for employees in an effort to better its customer service provider to Chandler residents and customers. 
9 hours ago
(Facebook Photo/Brophy College Preparatory)...
Associated Press

Brophy College Prep in Phoenix reports widespread cheating

The principal of Brophy College Preparatory says the prestigious private Phoenix high school has learned of “widespread even pervasive” cheating in its all-male student body.
1 day ago
Clouds pass over drought-stricken Lake Mead on May 10, 2022 in the Lake Mead National Recreation Ar...
Associated Press

Tucson willing to take 20% less water to help Lake Mead shortage

The Tucson City Council included its potential willingness to take 20% less CAP water to keep more in the reservoir.
1 day ago
(Facebook photo / State Farm Stadium)...
Associated Press

Glendale adopts new short-term rental regulations ahead of Super Bowl

Glendale has preemptively adopted rules regulating short-term rental properties before the city welcomes visitors for the 2023 Super Bowl.
1 day ago
(Pexels photo)...

Arizona sees significant jobs increase in April, per employment report

The state of Arizona saw a 13,100 jobs increase in the month of April, according to the Arizona Commerce Authority's monthly report.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

Dr. Richard Carmona

Have you gotten your booster shot?

Do you remember when you got your last COVID-19 vaccination? If it has been more than five months since you completed your primary vaccination series, it’s time for you to get your booster. You may be eligible even sooner depending which vaccine you received. If you are over the age of 50 and received your […]
(Twitter photo / Coco5)...

Suns star Devin Booker’s all-natural sports drink Coco5 perfect for any activity

Devin Booker is leading the Suns in pursuit of their first NBA championship while also working to provide people proper hydration with Coco5.

In Sonoran heat, prevent costly AC repairs with an annual tune-up

As winter has finally passed and the days are becoming warmer, now is a good time to be sure your AC unit is polished and ready to run.
Phoenix police arrest 12 people following downtown demonstrations