Video shows tension between protesters, Bridgeport police
BRIDGEPORT — There appears to have been some tension between protesters and the police department during a silent vigil and protest Thursday, according to American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut Communications Director Meghan Smith.
Nov. 9 marked six months since a Bridgeport police officer, James Boulay, shot and killed 15-year-old Jayson Negron after state police said Negron engaged officers in a “brief vehicle pursuit” in what they said was a stolen car and “struck at least one” officer with the vehicle.
Negron and the vehicle’s passenger, Julian Fyffe, 22, were shot. Negron succumbed to his injuries and Fyffe was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
In a video posted to the Facebook page for CTCORE-Organize Now, one person can be seen being taken into custody and across the street into the Bridgeport Police Department. As shouts come from the crowd that he didn’t do anything, another officer takes out a baton, telling people to back up.
It was not immediately clear if the person apprehended and taken into the department was charged with anything.
Hearst Connecticut Media is headed to the scene around 7:15 p.m. to get more information about the vigil and the arrest.