Activists Gather Unhappy with Davis Response after Meeting

first_imgBALTIMORE (AP) — The latest on the City Council’s vote to keep interim police commissioner Kevin Davis permanently.4:30 p.mA group of activists gathered Monday outside of City Hall in protest of the likely confirmation of Interim Commissioner Kevin Davis by the city council, scheduled to vote at 5 p.m.Makayla Gilliam-Price, a high school student and founding member of City Bloc who was arrested after a City Hall sit-in last week, said she and other activists met with Davis on Sunday to discuss a list of demands that includes guidelines for how protesters are treated by police.Gilliam-Price said Davis agreed “whole-heartedly and unflinchingly” to the demands on Sunday, and that Monday’s gathering was supposed to be a celebration of that. But Gilliam-Price said the group was disappointed that Davis issued a statement that stopped short of acknowledging that commitment.She and others gathered outside of City Hall to send a message, she said, that the group is “well aware of his neglect” and “will continue to put pressure on him while he’s commissioner.”Adam Jackson from Leaders for a Beautiful Struggle said some members of that group were ready to occupy City Hall again.last_img

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