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NAACP critical of Manchester PD

Updated: Jun 14

WSB TV is reporting, the local NAACP wants a Manchester police officer fired after a cellphone video showed an altercation between the officer and a young woman.


Manchester police Officer Donavan Scott-Sinclair is seen detaining another woman, while Zykerria Bowles sits and watches.


In the video, Bowles is heard yelling at the officer about the detainment. After some back and forth with the woman, Scott-Sinclair grabbed the woman and threw her to the ground. The two tussled before Officer Scott-Sinclair shocked Bowles with a Taser. Another officer assisted. Bowles was eventually handcuffed and charged with obstruction.


“I was scared for my life out there, really,” Bowles said. Friday, with the NAACP and Manchester city leaders by her side, Bowles spoke out for the first time.


Officer Donavon Scott-Sinclair’s POST record showed he was fired from the Fort Valley Police Department in 2018. The record also also indicates he bounced from different law enforcement agencies and was placed on probation in 2019. POST did not explain why. In 2020, while working security at a bar, investigators said Scott-Sinclair got into an altercation and subsequently shot and killed a man. Scott-Sinclair faced murder charges, but those charges were later dropped.


“The case is under investigation and an internal review is taking place,” said Mark Pulliam, Manchester City Manager.


At last check, Scott-Sinclair remains employed with the Manchester Police Department.

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