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Philly Police Were Overwhelmed and Underprepared for Floyd Protests, Report Says

December 23, 2020

NBC10
By Claudia Vargas

Despite large and unruly protests in other major cities following the death of George Floyd, Philadelphia Police officials didn’t plan for protests in Philly to be as bad.

But on May 30 and the days that followed, they were proven wrong.

Now, a report released Wednesday by city-hired consultants calls out the police department for being inadequately prepared — and explains in detail how the protests spiraled out of control because of it.

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