A Kentucky state lawmaker was reportedly arrested by police Thursday evening as the town noticed a second consecutive evening of protests following the indictment of a police officer within the Breonna Taylor case.
State Rep. Attica Scott, D-Louisville, gave the impression to be live-streaming from the curb after her arrest, a video clip on Fb confirmed, when a legislation enforcement officer advised her to cease recording and put away her telephone so it would not get damaged.
“Her identify is State Consultant Attica Scott,” one individual is heard yelling to police in a separate video posted to Twitter by WFPL-TV reporter Ryan Van Velzer.
“We love you!” one other individual shouted to authorities.
Final month, Scott mentioned she put forth a invoice to ban the usage of controversial no-knock search warrants throughout Kentucky. Titled “Breonna’s Regulation,” in honor of Taylor, the invoice requires physique cameras to be worn throughout search warrants, in addition to the drug and alcohol testing of officers concerned in shootings and lethal incidents, in keeping with The Courier-Journal.
“In the event you arrest the loudest voices combating racial injustice in Louisville, now we have to consider you need to silence the struggle in opposition to racial injustice. Let @atticascott4ky and @Seasoned4u out and get out of their means,” Kentucky State Rep. Josie Raymond wrote on Twitter on Thursday evening.
After a Kentucky grand jury’s determination to indict one in every of three law enforcement officials concerned within the capturing demise of Taylor — 26-year-old Black emergency medical employee — with felony costs, Scott mentioned state Legal professional Normal David Cameron “didn’t ship justice as we speak and neither did the grand jury.”
“You deserve higher,” she wrote on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon, together with the hashtags BlackLivesMatter and JusticeForBreonnaTaylor. “We’ll cross Breonna’s Regulation for Kentucky. You’ll by no means be forgotten.”
Scott received the Democratic main for Kentucky’s 41st Home District after defeating Tom Riner in 2016. As a result of she had no Republican challenger to face on Election Day that November, the Democrat turned the primary African-American girl to serve in Kentucky’s State Legislature in 20 years, in keeping with NBC Information.