September 3, 2014

Hundreds Gather to Protest Actions Of Ithaca Police Officer

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Over 200 Ithacans gathered outside City Hall Wednesday to protest SWAT funding to the Ithaca Police Department in light of alleged racial bias against two youths involved in an incident with a police officer early last month.

On Aug. 9, Sgt. John Norman ordered two teenagers to stop, and and unholstered his weapon when the teenagers began to run. Norman kept the weapon “pointed in a safe direction” at the time, according to authorities.

Protestors gather outside Ithaca City Hall Wednesday to denounce the actions of the Ithaca Police Department regarding an Aug. 9 incident involving minority youths and an officer. (Connor Archard / Sun Sports Photography Editor)