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4 officers injured as KDPS finishes clearing out Ampersee homeless encampment

Ampersee Homeless Encampment - Kalamazoo
Posted at 4:32 PM, Oct 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-09 15:23:01-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Officers with the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety were injured while clearing out a homeless encampment on Friday.

A city spokesperson tells FOX 17 it happened as KDPS officers finished clearing out the Ampersee encampment in the afternoon.

We're told four officers sustained minor injuries in the incident. They were all treated and have since returned to work, the city tells us.

According to the Associated Press, a fight broke out between officers and protesters, leading to the aforementioned injuries as well as seven arrests. Three other activists were cited for trespassing on the property, according to reports.

Around 50 people were living at the encampment when they were advised to leave Wednesday.

READ MORE: Kalamazoo's Ampersee homeless encampment vacated by police one week after initial deadline

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