March 29, 2023

Allentown Police Department issues statement regarding use of force incident

Allentown Chief of Police Glenn Granitz has issued a statement regarding an incident that involved three police officers Saturday. Video of the incident appeared to show the officers overtop of a man outside St. Luke’s Hospital. With the man face down on the ground, one of the officers used a knee-on-neck technique, similar to the one used by Derek Chauvin during the fatal arrest of George Floyd.

Granitz’s statement, as posted to Facebook by Black Lives Matter to Lehigh Valley:

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Chris Devlin, web editor and staff writer of The Commuter, is a sophomore at NCC.

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