At least seven protesters arrested during demonstrations during a fatal police shooting in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, were held on $ 1 million bail set by a judge on Tuesday.
The Lancaster City Bureau of Police arrested 12 adults and a juvenile on Sunday night after a mob of more than 100 gathered outside the police station to protest Ricardo Munoz’s shooting that day, prosecutors say One officer was attacked with a knife.
Police used pepper spray and chemical agents against the protesters that night.
Police said in a press release, “Suspected road marks, trash cans, a metal damper, a metal bike rack, pieces of plywood and a wooden pallet mark at the intersection of N. Prince St. and W. Chestnut St.” “The suspects filled the dumpster with extra garbage bags, as well as wood, and set the contents on fire.”
Adults face a range of charges, including arson, rioting, failure to disperse, conspiracy including institutional vandalism and disorderly conduct. Court records for adults were not immediately available on Tuesday.
Seven adults were placed on a $ 1 million bond set by Magisterial District Judge Bruce Roth, while four others were still awaiting their pleas. One of the adults was on probation at the time of arrest.
The unnamed juvenile, 16, faces charges in Juvenile Court for rioting, disorderly conduct, possessing instruments of crime, dissemination of missiles on the roadway, and institutional vandalism. Juvenile records are sealed to the public and information about the minor’s custody status is not available.
Chip Patterson, whose 20-year-old daughter Kathyran was among those arrested, said her daughter was acting as a drug and was not guilty of the charges against her.
“I can’t tell you how long this night is,” Patterson told the Associated Press on Tuesday. “I think that regardless of what these people did or did not do, the bail amount e is against the offending and clearly.”
The Eighth Amendment avoids excessive bail and the use of “cruel and unusual punishment”.
Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Lipperman On Twitter, the bail was described as “unconstitutionally unconstitutional”.
Munoz, 27, was shot dead on Sunday after police responded to a call by a woman stating that her brother was allegedly being aggressive with her mother and entering her home, according to police Was trying to
Police-released body camera footage shows the man holding a knife as he made his way towards the officer.
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The video shows that the officer, who was the only officer on the scene at the time, fired several shots. Munoz was stabbed and stabbed and fell to the ground. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office said Munoz “brandishing a knife from the top of his head, apparently, in a threatening manner.”
The officer has not been identified and an investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
The Associated Press has contributed.