Democratic state Rep. Attica Scott and her daughter were arrested during rioting in Louisville following the announcement that police would not be criminally charged for the shooting death of Breonna Taylor.
Scott and her daughter were charged on Thursday with first-degree rioting, a class D felony, failure to disperse, and unlawful assembly, according to WDRB News.
Louisville Metro Police Department has also accused Scott of associating with a group responsible for setting a library on fire and damaging other properties.
Scott is the author of a bill banning “no-knock” warrants, which Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said were not used in the execution of the warrant at Taylor’s apartment on March 13 when cops entered, were fired upon, and returned fire, hitting and killing Taylor.
“Evidence shows that officers both knocked and announced their presence at the apartment,” Cameron said in a Wednesday press conference. “The officers' statements about their announcement are corroborated by an independent witness who was near in a proximity to Apartment 4. In other words, the warrant was not served as a no-knock warrant.”
Police arrested 127 people during the protests and riots in Louisville between Wednesday and Thursday, and rioters reportedly damaged several buildings in the downtown area and set multiple fires.
Author: Andrew Mark Miller
Source: Washington Examiner: Democratic state lawmaker arrested and charged with felony in Louisville riots