Oct. 27, 2014
WKMG Local 6
ORLANDO, Fla. - Three people were arrested Monday at the Orange County Convention Center while protesting the Mike Brown shooting.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police was holding a meeting at the Orlando facility, and the protesters said they wanted to speak to leaders of the conference about improving relations between minorities and police.
The group said it was protesting police-involved shootings and the militarization of police and practices they say target minority youths when a confrontation occurred with authorities.
Video shows one man being pushed onto a police cruiser and handcuffed.
Orange County sheriff's deputies said the convention center is private property when it's rented out, but attorneys representing the protesters said it's public property and the group was exercising its First Amendment rights.
The Sheriff's Office said the three were allowed to protest on a public sidewalk, but not on convention center property. Authorities said after a review of the video it doesn't appear deputies broke any state laws or department policies.
Deputies said 27-year-old Antoine White, 23-year-old Kristian Simonne Rainge Campbell and 22-year-old Shamile Louis were arrested and charged with trespass with warning.
White, Campbell and Louis were taken to the Orange County Jail.