police

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Protesters at Police Substation Groundbreaking Ceremony: “DEFUND AVLPD”

The City of Asheville held a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 am on October 18th, 2021, for the new "Public Safety Station" that Gleeson Builders will construct at 316 Broadway Broadway Street. The new facility will contain a fire station, a relocated Emergency Operations Center, and - the subject of protesters'

"This is inhumane!"

We’re excited to unveil the very first Asheville Free Press political cartoon! Created by Crosson Nipper (@crossmaster_flash). The US military, who are not exactly renowned for their ethics, do not use chemical weapons in war. Asheville Police, on the other hand, see these weapons as essential “tools.”

Data: Mapping Police Violence in Asheville

In July, the Asheville Police Department released their quarterly "Use of Force" data. Our Data Editor, Elliot Patterson, has created two interactive visualizations with this data.

Citizen Times Threatens The Free Press: Remove Link to Video of Police Violence

The Asheville Citizen Times' Executive Editor, Jewell Walston, sent an email to The Asheville Free Press this morning demanding that we remove the link to their video of a Black man, Jonathan Barker, being tased by Woodfin police. Note: Despite saying "Second notice," this is the first we've heard from

Woodfin Police Tased a Black Man, Lied About Why, and Are Holding Him on $50k Bond.

Woodfin Chief says the man “charged.” A bystander video tells a different story.

City Considers Purchase of Emergency Shelter; APD talks “Enhanced Security”; Last Info Session Tomorrow.

The City of Asheville announced it is under contract to purchase the Ramada Inn at 148 River Ford Parkway to establish a more permanent "emergency shelter" for unhoused community members. According to their press release, if Council approves the purchase at their August 24th meeting, they will also budget for

Police Alternative in Asheville? Source Says Officials Dropped the Ball.

"They basically stopped even having conversations about CAHOOTS last fall. They just bring it up all the time as if it is something they are working on," the source said.
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