TEMPE, Ariz. — Three people, including a local activist, were arrested Monday at a protest against police brutality in Tempe.
Police took the Rev. Jarrett Maupin, Michael Moynihan and Calvin Hollins Jr. into custody after they refused to get out of the roadway. Initially, authorities reported that four had been arrested but later said that figure was incorrect.
All three were booked into a Tempe city jail for obstruction of a public thoroughfare and failure to obey a lawful order of a police officer. The trio had separate municipal court hearings later in the day.
Maupin was released on his own recognizance but ordered back Oct. 10 for an arraignment, according to online court documents. His attorney, Benjamin Taylor, did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
It was not immediately known if the other two were also released.
Between 40 and 60 protesters showed up to the morning demonstration. The group marched on the Mill Avenue Bridge and attempted to block traffic. Several police officers on motorcycles and bicycles ordered them to get onto the sidewalk.
It was then that Maupin, 29, was arrested and placed inside a police transport van. Demonstrators continued their march and returned to downtown.
Most protesters left the area about 90 minutes later. No injuries were reported, police spokeswoman Liliana Duran said.
Maupin has organized several protests of fatal shootings by Phoenix-area officers in recent months. He and demonstrators have singled out Tempe police over the July shooting death of Dalvin Hollins.
Hollins was shot and killed by a Tempe police lieutenant who was pursuing him after a robbery. Believing Hollins was pointing a gun at him, Lt. Edward Ouimette shot him. The 19-year-old entered a pharmacy wearing a ski mask and, with his hand in a black bag, gestured as if he had a weapon, authorities said.
Protesters also expressed outrage over the August 2014 shooting death of a mentally ill woman by Phoenix police. Sgt. Percy Dupra was with other officers serving an emergency mental health pickup order on Michelle Cusseaux. He shot the 50-year-old when she confronted them holding a hammer over her head. Dupra was demoted to officer after the incident.
This story has been corrected to say that three people were arrested, not four as originally reported by police.