Greensboro Police Department (GPD) and other law enforcement officers responding to a call about a large “block party” at The Province Apartments on Houston Street had bottles and rocks thrown at them and their vehicles at 12:42 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25.
When Greensboro police officers initially arrived, according to the police report, “they encountered a very large crowd standing in the roadways of Fulton Street and Houston Street, as well as obvious overcrowding within the apartment’s residential units.”
The police officers on the scene called for backup from other GPD patrol units as well as the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies. It was after these additional law enforcement personnel arrived on the scene that the officers were pelted with bottles and rocks.
As a response to the rocks and bottles being thrown, officers utilized a “pepper fogger spray (larger handheld version of their personal pepper spray designed for use with multiple subjects).” Police also deployed a single cannister of CS gas, which is commonly called tear gas and is a non-toxic irritant. At that point, the large crowd dispersed without further incident.
Despite being pelted with rocks and bottles, no officers were injured and no arrests were made at the time. However, the investigation into the disturbance is continuing.
There were also no injuries or requests for medical assistance made to the officers on the scene from those in the crowd.
Because the pepper fogger spray and tear gas were used, an internal investigation will be conducted to determine if GPD policies regarding the use of force were followed.
Almost exactly year ago, the GPD responded to two similar incidents on Clifton Road, where large parties overcrowded upper level apartments causing structural damage. Parts of those buildings collapsed while they were occupied.
Callers who reported the initial disturbance noted this concern to Guilford Metro 911.
This should not be tolerated! An attack in our police force is an attack in our city! Wake up city council! Why no arrests? I hope the PD will identify those responsible and start making arrests. Our anti-police city council needs to start supporting our department and providing all resources required to squash this nonsense. Am I wrong to note this type of lawlessness is consistently happening in councilwoman’s Hightower, Wells and Johnson’s district? Were is “Cure for Violence “ in all of this? Where did the 900k councilwoman Johnson received go to protect our citizens?
Is it time for one department in this county run by the sheriff’s department?
No arrests…? Really? Wow!!! Way to go GPD
You cannot blame the police for no arrests…it’s the current climate and lack of support they work in and deal with on a daily basis.
There was over 1,000 people there…who are you going to arrest?
As many as possible. As many as you can get your hands on.
Time for a new police chief!!
6 more shot 2 dead near A and T. The so called greatest homecoming has begun. Give more guns and free ammo the problem will be self diminishing. Some things never change
Call it what it is: the first party of A & T Homecoming Week, the Greatest Homecoming on Earth. The second large party on Wednesday night resulted in 2 homicides and 4 others shot. WFMY2 second sentence was to insure that it was not related to Homecoming. Yeah right.
E very where
WFMY – (“White Folk Must Yield”) is a left wing propaganda station.
They refuse to hire straight white men. The only one is a guy who’s been there for decades, and their new hires are all… “diverse” .
Our City leaders have lost all control of our City. Nancy Vaughan should be impeached for her failure to keep our Citizens and our City Safe! Remember her most Ignorant Statement “You can’t police your way out of crime”? If I was Mayor I would declare a State of Emergency, bring in the National Guard or the 82nd Airborne and set up Traffic Stops all over town. Those arrested for drugs, stolen guns, fugitives, no license, no insurance, no registration, stolen vehicles, and breaking any law would have their vehicles confiscated! Then they would be put on a bus with Mayor Vaughan and shipped across the border! Those fugitives guilty of heinous crimes and on the run would be hung at Truist Ball Park on Saturdays!
Mayor Vaughan, I think this plan would work much better than the fiasco you have generated by giving Traffic Law Violators Gift Certificates to Auto Zone?
Very good, Benito!
Use of force? This should be a two minute meeting with no action taken.
Typical for a democrat run city, and the demographic involved. Keep letting them get away with hit and it will only get worse.
Blue City Blues. Greensboro channeling NYC. We let it get this way by electing fools.
A few nightsticks and a some arrests would clear this up. Not a GPD investigation.
The GPD was assaulted because the attackers assumed no consequence. We are on the verge of anarchy. And the locals elected Democrats.
I would never approve it, but it appears the vigilantes, and citizen’s night patrols are more likely.
Saturday will be the real anarchy. Maybe council should leave their houses about midnight and go downtown, event centers, and certain apartment complexes. They do not care and they are too scared. One of the homicide victims was 15 years old. Where are his parents? Why is he at a “party” at 11:30 pm on a school night? Oh that’s right-it’s a police, social work, “it takes a village” problem.
“Escape From New York” anyone?
Greensboro has a riot and is going to investigate the police. WTF, Officers sent to answer a call have to worry now if they will have a job or inditement tomorrow.
Remember the old Superman comics that had Bizzero world where everything was opposite of what the normal world was? Greensboro needs to be renamed.
How about “LIttle Portland”?