Tennessee Woman Charged in Detroit Demonstration

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DETROIT, MI – A woman who came to Detroit for unknown reasons, was involved in the peaceful protests in Detroit, but was found to be in possession of a taser during the demonstration.

Jade Caldwell, 21-years-old, of Brentwood, Tennessee, is being charged in connection with possessing a taser without a permit during the recent Detroit demonstration against the murder of George Floyd.

On May 31st, 2020, at approximately 9:52 p.m., near the intersection of East Adams Street and Woodward Avenue, Detroit police officers ordered a crowd of demonstrators to disperse due to civil disorder and the curfew violation.  It is alleged that the defendant refused to leave and was standing near an area where fireworks were being thrown at the officers. The officers pursued the defendant, who was ordered to the ground and it is alleged that her taser fell out of her pocket.  

Caldwell has been charged with Possession of a Taser.  She was arraigned this afternoon before 36th District Court Magistrate Jeffrey Kleparek. A Probable Cause Conference has been scheduled for June 24, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. before Judge Ronald Giles in 36th District Court. The defendant received a $10,000 personal bond.

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Tennessee Woman Charged in Detroit Demonstration