The non-violent protesters gathered inside Baltimore's City Hall late Wednesday to oppose a city council subcommittee's decision to give interim police commissioner Kevin Davis the job officially, according to media reports. Protesters remained in the building into the early hours of the following morning, demanding better policing and an end to the use of military-type equipment and tactics against peaceful protests.
"A small number of protesters inside of City Hall decided to leave the building. The remaining protesters refused to leave the building. As a direct result of their failure to comply, the remaining protesters have been arrested and charged with trespassing," Baltimore Police Department posted to Facebook.
A city council subcommittee approved the appointment of Davis as official commissioner, a decision that must now go to the city council on Monday for approval.
In May, a grand jury accused six Baltimore police officers involved in Gray's illegal arrest. All policemen face charges on assault, manslaughter, false imprisonment and misconduct in office.
The first trial on the case is scheduled for November 30.