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City Police Seek Additional Information About March 11th Incidents

On Monday March 11, 2019, at approximately 4:00pm, The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department responded to the intersection of the east-bound arterial highway and Hammersley Avenue for multiple calls for a fight involving a large group of students walking home from school. The Police Department is aware of a 17-second video, posted to social media, of a police response which spanned more than ten minutes. There are multiple juveniles in the video who appear to be recording the incident with their mobile phones. The Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in identifying any witnesses to the incident and providing any additional video that may be available.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the City of Poughkeepsie Police Detective Division at 845-451-4142. 

***** Update*****

The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department has obtained from a member of the community a new video taken approximately fifteen to twenty minutes prior to the Monday March 11, 2019 incident. It is believed that this incident is the precursor to the police response at Hammersley Avenue and Church Street. The Police Department is attempting to identify the victim and aggressors in this incident.  There are multiple witnesses to this incident as it was during school dismissal and two blocks from the high school. This violent, tumultuous act occurred at the intersection of South White Street and Fox Terrace. At this time the Police Department has not had any victim of this violent assault come forward to report the incident.

We appreciate the public’s patience during the investigation of this incident and are asking the community’s continued assistance in providing any information available to the City of Poughkeepsie Police Detective Division at 845-451-4142. 

This video may be disturbing to some viewers:https://adobe.ly/2JhdKGG