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GRPD looking for more riot suspects

They uploaded dozens of new images Wednesday
Posted at 6:25 PM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 18:29:57-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids police have released another batch of images showing more suspects they say are behind destructive downtown riots the night of March 30th.

In the images, some smash windows, others hurl bottles and one woman is even seen lighting a building on fire.

It’s the second round of images they’ve released from that night.

GRPD is still looking for more than 60 rioters, and Wednesday uploaded 33 new images to their Facebook page in hopes the community can identify some or all of them.

“We don’t like this, we don’t want this to happen,” said GRPD spokesman Raul Alvarez, “and yes, these people need to be held accountable.”

Charges have already been issued against 16 rioters – including one minor – ranging from a ten-year felony riot count, to arson, breaking and entering, and destruction of property. Some rioters were even captured on the surveillance cameras of local businesses.

Many of those charged aren’t from the Grand Rapids area.

“No one wants to see this,” said Alvarez. “What started off as a peaceful protest with individuals exercising their first amendment rights and their right to protest…it turned really ugly and it was just a sad night.”

If you can identify any of the individuals seen in the images, you’re encouraged to call the Detective Unit at 616-456-3380 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345, or message GRPD on Facebook.

To see the images, click here.