SWAT team used tear gas after protesters threw bricks and bottles, Bonner says

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 17, 2020 3:58 PM CT | Published: June 17, 2020 2:35 PM CT

Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner said the sheriff’s office SWAT team used C.S. gas, or “tear gas,” in a May 31 protest Downtown after bricks and bottles were thrown at them as they blocked some protesters from trying to get on the Hernando DeSoto Bridge.

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Bill Dries

Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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