Detroit police release videos of squad car driving through crowd of protesters

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Screen grab of video inside Detroit police car that drove through a crowd of protesters. - DPD
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  • Screen grab of video inside Detroit police car that drove through a crowd of protesters.

Detroit police released videos from inside two squad cars that drove through a crowd of protesters on Sunday.

Police Chief James Craig defended his officers' actions on Monday, saying they were surrounded by potentially violent protesters.




"They felt a clear and present threat, and they decided to leave the location," Craig told city council members today.

Protesters said they were peaceful and only responded because a squad car drove through the crowd of marchers.



Cell phone videos of a squad car appearing to plow through a crowd of protesters set off debates on social media Monday.

Detroit City Council is investigating the officers' actions. 

Protesters plan to gather outside the Fourth Precinct at 5 p.m. Monday to rally against the officers.



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