87 people charged with felonies for Breonna Taylor protest at KY Attorney General's home

by Peter Heck · Jul 16th, 2020 8:15 am
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Last Updated Jul 20th, 2020 at 6:23 pm

The Louisville Metro Police Department announced that 87 protesters were arrested and charged with a felony after gathering on the lawn of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron Tuesday.

The protesters were there to demand charges against the officers involved in the March killing of Breonna Taylor. One of those officers, Brett Hankison, was fired on June 23, while two others remain on administrative leave pending investigation.

After starting at Ballard High School in Louisville, the protesters marched to the Attorney General's home where they stood, sat, and refused to leave when asked to by the police.

"In total, 87 people were arrested," LMPD said in their statement. "Due to their refusal to leave the property and their attempts to influence the decision of the Attorney General with their actions, each person was charged with Intimidating a Participant in a Legal Process (Class D felony), Disorderly Conduct 2nd Degree (Class B misdemeanor), and Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree. (Violation)."

Cameron responded to the incident with disappointment.

"The stated goal of today's protest at my home was to 'escalate.' That is not acceptable and only serves to further division and tension within our community," the attorney general said. "Justice is not achieved by trespassing on private property, and it's not achieved through escalation. It's achieved by examining the facts in an impartial and unbiased manner. That is exactly what we are doing and will continue to do in this investigation."

Among those arrested and charged were Kenny Stills, wide receiver for the Houston Texans, and "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Porsha Williams.


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