PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Petersburg neighbors took to the streets in protest Monday. They're outraged over the arrest of a 19 year old who claims an officer assaulted him as he filmed a traffic stop with his cell phone. Devin Thomas is set to go to court Wednesday on charges he resisted arrest and for disorderly conduct -- but the teen claims he's the victim here. Now the community is standing by his side.
It all happened outside of the Petersburg Police Department. Neighbors say they assembled because they simply want answers.