Members of the Police Accountability Network stood in front of Village of Mamaroneck Court today to support Mamaroneck community activist Luis Quiros, who was arrested in front of his home on Feb. 14 for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Quiros' attorney—Mayo Bartlett, who has represented the family of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr.— asked Judge Daniel Gallagher for Quiros' $200 bail to be exonerated.
"He's been a Mamaroneck resident for over 30 years—he's not going to flee the jurisdiction," he said in court.
Judge Gallagher granted his request and the matter was adjourned until March 14.
Several members of the Westchester Police Accountability Network were present in the courtroom in support of Quiros.
"Dark skin does not equal a crime. My feeling is that the Mamaroneck police treated it as a crime," said Alma Evans, a social worker and supporter of Quiros.
Evans said that she believes there is a pattern in Westchester County of police harassing persons of color and that police need better training in how they interact with the community.
"I'm here to demonstrate that the community is paying attention to things like this," she said.