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Tennessee woman participating in protest charged in Detroit

Posted at 9:54 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 23:31:37-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office announced Wednesday charges against a woman from Tennessee who was participating in recent protests in Detroit.

Jade Caldwell, 21, of Brentwood, Tennessee, is charged with possession of a taser without having a permit.

On May 31, just before 10 p.m., Detroit officers ordered demonstrators to disperse due to the city curfew in effect. Caldwell allegedly refused to leave the area of East Adams and Woodward Avenue, and was standing in an area where fireworks were being thrown at officers, according to reports.

Caldwell was ordered to the ground and her taser allegedly fell out of her pocket.

She was arraigned Wednesday in 36th District Court and given a $10,000 personal bond. She scheduled to reappear in court June 24.