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PD: 4 arrests made during Sunday night protest in Phoenix

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Posted at 8:32 AM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 11:32:24-04

PHOENIX — Four people were arrested during a protest in Phoenix Sunday evening.

A group gathered in downtown Phoenix, marching down Jefferson Street to Phoenix Police Headquarters. People from the crowd were chanting "Black Lives Matter" and "Brown Lives Matter," according to ABC15 crews who were at the scene.

Police said four arrests were made during the demonstration. No unlawful assembly was declared and no property damage was reported either.

One arrest was that of 26-year-old Brandon Valentine, who was being sought in connection with an aggravated assault on an officer during a previous protest. Valentine's vehicle was stopped and his passenger, 22-year-old Ryan Tice, was also sought after a previous protest incident.

Both men were taken into custody and a handgun was recovered from the vehicle.

A protester near Phoenix Police Headquarters, 40-year-old Richard Callan, was seen in the crowd and taken into custody after running from officers. He was also wanted for aggravated assault on an officer during a previous protest.

After Callan was taken into custody, 25-year-old Survana Ratnam threw a water bottle at an officer's vehicle and swung an umbrella at an officer, causing a hand injury. She was taken into custody for aggravated assault on an officer.