A city councilman from Brooklyn was handcuffed and briefly detained by the police on Monday afternoon during the West Indian Day Parade after an argument with officers over whether he was allowed to use a closed sidewalk, said Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, whose aide was also detained in the dispute.
The councilman, Jumaane D. Williams, was not charged with a crime, nor was the aide, Kirsten John Foy, Mr. De Blasio’s community affairs director.
The annual parade, which celebrates the culture of the Caribbean islands with feathered costumes and music and attracts tens of thousands of spectators, is a high-turnout event for the police as they seek to ward off trouble. On Monday, officers responded to at least two shootings at the parade, in which two men were wounded. Read the full story at the NewYorkTimes.com