About half an hour before the Louisville traffic ban took effect, two police officers were shot. They were on duty, answering a call for a large gathering and gunfire, said Robert Schroeder, the city’s interim police chief.
They were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. One of the officers underwent surgery. The condition of both is stable.
Schroeder also announced that a suspect is in police custody.
The protests took place in Jefferson Square Park, and the incident in which the two policemen were injured took place nearby.
The FBI said it would participate in the investigation, and Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear condemned the violence. “We know that the answer to violence is never violence,” he said in a video on Twitter.
US President Donald Trump has written that he is praying for the two officers who were shot.
Joe Biden, his opponent in this year’s presidential election, sent a similar message: “Violence is not and never can be the answer. Those who resort to it must be held accountable. “
Following the jury’s decision, people gathered on the streets of Louisville, protesting the limited charges brought against only one of the police officers involved in Breonne Taylor’s death. Detective Brett Hankison was charged with reckless conduct, while Detective Myles Cosgrove, who fired the gunfire that killed Taylor, was not charged.
Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck. People retaliated with PETs and threw them at the police and their cars.
A protester attacked the NBC-affiliated WAVE team. With the help of a security guard, the team escaped unharmed.
A few hours later, demonstrators began to leave the area.
Police said 46 arrests had been made during the protest. The police chief promised the protesters on Wednesday that he would offer them a “safe place” to demonstrate.
Demonstrations, mostly peaceful, took place in other cities across the country, including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Atlanta and St. Louis. Paul, Minnesota.
Judge Annie O’Connell announced Wednesday that Hankison will be charged with firing the gunfire that reached apartments near Taylor’s. No charges have been filed against Cosgrove or Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly for their role in Taylor’s death, although the state prosecutor said Cosgrove killed the woman. Their actions were considered justified by the jury, because Taylor’s boyfriend shot at them. None of the three police officers were charged with murder.
Breonna Taylor, 26, was killed in March when police searched a drug trafficking investigation involving her ex-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover.
Glover used Taylor’s address to receive packages, according to authorities. No drugs or money were found in the raid at the time.
Hankison, who fired 10 shots into Taylor’s apartment, was fired in June. Cosgrove and Mattingly were suspended, along with the detective who requested the search warrant.
United States. $ 12 million in compensation for the family of a young woman of color killed by police