Kentucky lawmaker, sponsor of ‘Breonna’s Law,’ back on protest line after arrest

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The state lawmaker behind a police reform bill known as “Breonna’s Law” was back on the streets with protesters Friday after being arrested with a group of demonstrators the previous night.

Rep. Attica Scott, D-Frankfort, joined a few hundred others downtown for the third night of demonstrations after the state attorney general announced Wednesday that no charges would be brought against police for the killing of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was asleep in her home when officers came to her door.

“Every day this week, the numbers have grown, especially after the unjust arrests this week,” Scott said Friday, referring to the arrests of herself and others. “It’s beautiful, it’s amazing and it’s what we’ve been pushing for months now: love, community and solidarity.”

A protester is detained by Louisville Police officers during a march, at a memorial in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sept. 25, 2020.
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