LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Demonstrators gathered at Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s home last night, demanding justice for Breonna Taylor. Eighty-seven were arrested, said the Louisville Metro Police Department.
The protest outside Cameron’s home follows his announcement yesterday that there is still no timeline for when his office will be done with its investigation. Cameron serves as special prosecutor for the case.
“We are here to hold Daniel Cameron accountable and make sure that he does his job, because he is not doing his job,” said Linda Sarsour, co-found of Until Freedom, the social justice organization which gathered for a sit-in on the front yard of Cameron’s home.
LMPD spokesman Lamont Washington said demonstrators were told remaining on the property was unlawful and given a chance to leave, however, they didn’t.
Protesters had been instructed beforehand not to resist arrest and could be seen lining up at 6 p.m. to await transfer to Louisville Metro Corrections. Kenny Stills, wide receiver for the Houston Texans, and Porsha Williams of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” were arrested.
According to Washington, each person arrested was charged with “intimidating a participant in a legal process,” which is a felony; disorderly conduct, and criminal trespassing.
Cameron said the protest won’t bring justice and “only serves to further division and tension within our community.”
“From the beginning, our office has set out to do its job, to fully investigate the events surrounding the death of Ms. Breonna Taylor,” Cameron said. “We continue with a thorough and fair investigation, and today’s events will not alter our pursuit of the truth.”