A video was released on social media today showing a police officer choking a woman as she can be heard screaming for someone to help her. This comes after the LA Times reported that the Baltimore police have been illegally detaining protestors. Baltimore police said they arrested 235 people on Monday night, the largest night of demonstrations by far. According to the article, 101 people were released on Wednesday evening with little understanding of why they were initially detained.

Organizer Johnetta Elzie (@Nettaaaaaaaa) tweeted snippets from the LA Times article, where the Baltimore City public defenders office stated that conditions in the jails have been deplorable. We reached out to the public defenders office but were unable to speak with anyone to confirm these reports.

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