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3 arrested while protesting police brutality on Tempe bridge

TEMPE, Ariz. — Three people have been arrested for blocking traffic in Tempe as part of a protest of police brutality.

Police took three women into custody without incident Thursday afternoon on the Mill Avenue Bridge that leads into downtown Tempe.

Det. Greg Bacon says they are still being processed.

The trio were part of a group of about 20 demonstrators led by local civil rights activist the Rev. Jarrett Maupin.

Protesters included Edward Brown, who became partially paralyzed after being shot by a Phoenix police officer in 2018.

Maupin accused Tempe police and other suburban Phoenix law enforcement of selectively sharing video and other images to further criminalize victims of excessive force by officers.

Bacon says materials that were released were in direct response to public records request from media outlets.