Ky. Democrat state lawmaker arrested in Louisville riots
UPDATED 11:15 AM PT – Saturday, September 26, 2020
The Kentucky state legislator who authored legislation banning no-knock warrants has been taken into custody. According to reports, Democrat Rep. Attica Scott was arrested late Thursday night during demonstrations in Louisville, which erupted in the wake of the latest Breonna Taylor announcement.
Police reported more than 20 people were arrested for unlawful assembly and rioting. Scott was taken into custody amid reports of a fire at a nearby library and other vandalism downtown.
“We saw LMPD on both sides of the library, so we walked up the ramp at the library to get to the church, which is literally across the street,” stated the lawmaker. “LMPD swarmed us, …they wouldn’t let us leave to go back to our vehicle.”
Lmpd have arrested Rep. Attica Scott, author of Breonna’s law pic.twitter.com/Gla14x8Es6
— Ryan Van Velzer (@RyanVanVelzer) September 25, 2020
Scott’s bill, Breonna’s Law, would also require officers to wear body cams while serving warrants.
According to authorities, officers did knock and announce their presence during the raid that claimed Taylor’s life.