A controversial incident involving Troy police officers at a bar will be the subject of a march, and public safety meeting on Tuesday. Our Maria Valvanis has the details.
TROY, N.Y. -- City officials and community activists will take the stand Tuesday regarding the recent incident at Kokopellis in Troy.
The brawl was caught on surveillance video, and shows police and patrons engaging in a violent encounter. Six officers were sent to the hospital, and five people were arrested.
As a result, community activists claim the incident shows police brutality. They have also called on Troy Police Chief John Tedesco to step down from his position. However, Tedesco is standing by his actions, and says he will not be stepping down.
On Tuesday, those activists plan to meet at Bethel Baptist Church, and march past the police department, and end at Christ Church United Methodist. The final stop is also the location of a public safety committee meeting. Officials are expected to discuss the Kokopellis issue.