Protesters camped out close to the Stamford Police Station Monday demanding that the division be defunded.
Protesters arrange tents and campers at Latham Park.
The protest began with a march on Saturday by way of downtown Stamford in reminiscence of Steven Barrier, a black man who died in police custody on his 23rd birthday final yr.
An investigation concluded Barrier died of pure causes, however his household believes police didn’t get him the medical care he wanted throughout his arrest.
Protesters need much less cash to go towards the police division in Stamford and extra towards psychological well being care, and town’s faculties and youth companies.
Mayor David Martin got here down to talk with the group tenting outdoors, however they are saying they will not will not go away the park till their calls for are met.