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Protesters demand answers after in-custody death

Posted at 11:27 PM, Feb 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-10 01:57:21-05

The outcry for Wardel "Meech" Davis spills into a second night in Buffalo.

“This isn’t right. We need justice and we will get it,” said Dakota Sanchez, Davis’ brother.

The justice they seek is answers. The protest in front of the Buffalo Police station, Thursday night, became the protest on Main Street.

“I don't care if we have to do this every day, I really don't. I'm shivering. I'm cold. I can't feel my toes. But it's for a good cause,” said Cylor Norfolk, with the Buffalo Against-Racism Coalition.

Friends of Davis say he was an activist. They believe he would be standing side-by-side with them if the circumstances were different.  

“He was a really good man. Not only because he stood up for his community, but he was a good person,” said Norfolk.

Davis' girlfriend says she was questioned by police as a part of their investigation. 

“The police saw him last. They know what happened,” said Jashalyn Washington.

“I don't even care if you even beat on him. Just tell me what happened to him. Tell me what happened to him. I don't care. Just tell me the truth,” said Washington into a megaphone at the protest.

Buffalo Police kept a close eye on the demonstration. No arrests were made. Meantime, the two officers involved are on paid leave, as the state attorney general's office investigates

A similar protest demanding answers about Davis' death now set for Friday night.