Alleged police brutality prompts Troy residents to hold meeting

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Updated: 1/27 8:30 am

TROY, N.Y. – A meeting was called for Monday evening for Troy residents to discuss accusations of police brutality.

Troy Police responded to a report of an assault early Saturday morning at Kokopellis night club. Police said officers were kicked, punched and hit with bottles as they attempted to locate the alleged assault victim.

Six arrests were made, and eight Troy Police officers were injured.

Bar goers and witnesses believe police used excessive force against 25-year-old Roshawon Donley. Donley was arrested and charged with Harassment, Resisting Arrest and Obstructing Governmental Administration.

Cell phone and surveillance footage of the incident have many in Troy speaking out.

Residents believe Troy Police have used excessive force for years in their community and will discuss the issue at a meeting titled Enough is Enough.

The meeting will take place at the Missing Link Street Ministry at 6 p.m.

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