Update to Norristown Melee Story

As MoreThanTheCurve.com reported on Sunday, a fight broke out at Saint Francis Parish’s carnival in Norristown on Saturday night. In the initial article MoreThanTheCurve.com published, there is video of the police breaking up the fight and then being attacked by a few members of a large crowd that circled them.

The controversy that followed mainly focused on how one police officer placed a teenage girl in a chokehold. Others found fault with the crowd.

Responding to the incident, Norristown’s Chief of Police Marc E. Talbot Sr. made the below statement and held a public meeting and hear from the public. Below is the statement:

My leadership team and I are investigating last night’s events at St. Francis. A complete and thorough review will be conducted. I will be available at municipal hall in council chambers between 3 and 5 pm today to speak with any interested residents. My purpose is to provide initial comments and describe the investigative steps that we will take moving forward. We will also have staff on hand to interview anyone who may have witnessed what occurred.

Chief Mark E. Talbot Sr.

NBC10 covered the meeting held by Talbot and interviewed the girl being choked in the video. Watch below:

Photo: Screengrab from NBC10 video