DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) – A group spent Wednesday evening protesting outside the DeKalb County Jail against alleged mistreatment of inmates and reported unsanitary and unsafe conditions inside the facility. At least two arrests have been made.
The Atlanta Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee planned the event, saying members will meet a nearby train station and march to the jail.
Wednesday’s planned protest comes after two others last month, including one where officials said two officers were injured and an arrest was made. Authorities told FOX 5 News the demonstrators threw smoke bombs, set off fireworks and lit firecrackers.
Sheriff Jeff Mann disputes the claims. He also said he has tried to meet with members of the groups about their concerns but they have refused to meet with him.
At least two arrests were made during Wednesday’s protest.
Nearly 40 Georgia State Patrol trooper vehicles blocked access to Interstate 285 along Memorial Drive during the protest.
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