After the grand jury in the Breonna Taylor case brought back their decision, not to charge 3 officers with a charge of murder, and 1 officer charged with 3 counts of wanton endangerment, that led to the first night of protests in Louisville. The decision sparked nationwide protests about the charges. The first night of protests in Louisville alone, led to 127 arrests and 2 officers being shot. The alleged shooter (Larynzo Johnson) was apprehended, and is facing first degree assault charges and 14 counts of wanton endangerment. Last night marked a 2nd day of protests into the citywide curfew that begins at 9pm-6:30am. This was initially set to be a 72 hour plan to deter large crowd gatherings and disruption after the Kentucky Attorney General’s announcement. Well…after a 2nd night of protests and curfew violations, the City of Louisville has extended the curfew throughout the weekend. The city’s downtown is still barricaded and you must have a I.D. to access areas within the downtown area. Louisville’s 2nd night of protests only led to 24 arrests and many protestors took refuge at the First Unitarian Church at 4th & York St. in downtown Louisville. Those arrested are facing charges of unlawful assembly, failure to disperse and riot. There is a planned “March for Breonna Taylor” today in “Injustice Square Park” at 6th and Jefferson St. Louisville, Ky. starting at 5pm today!
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - SEPTEMBER 24: Demonstrators march through the streets on September 24, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. A Kentucky grand jury indicted one police officer involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor with three counts of wanton endangerment. No officers were indicted on charges in connection to Taylor's death. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)