A man accused of taking pictures two police officers at some point of protests in the US state of Kentucky over a decision no longer to charge any officers in the killing of Breonna Taylor has been arrested.
Larynzo Johnson, 26, “has been charged with two counts of assault in the first degree and 14 counts of wanton endangerment, all directed against police officers,” intervening time Louisville Police Chief Robert Schroeder told a press conference Thursday along with Mayor Greg Fischer.
Demonstrations broke out in the metropolis after a grand jury returned a criminal indictment Wednesday against a former Louisville police officer on expenses related to the case of Taylor, a Black healthcare worker who was fatally shot by means of police six months ago.
Brett Hankison, who was fired in June, was once indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree. The costs stem from photographs fired into an adjacent property.
Calling the taking pictures of police officers “completely unacceptable,” Fischer said officers Aubrey Gregory and Robinson Desroches were fortunate for no longer having life-threatening wounds. “
I’m extremely blissful to file that one of them was handled and released from University Hospital with a leg wound,” the mayor said, referring to Gregory.
“And the other, who was struck in the abdomen, is in steady circumstance after undergoing giant surgical procedures and is expected to recover.”
He entreated the protestors to stay peaceful and said: “Violence only hurts this cause.
When any of us gives in to the temptation to channel anger into violence, we sluggish our progress…We sacrifice the future for the moment, and it’s simply any other tragedy. And we’ve viewed enough tragedy.”
Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a press conference Thursday that she is “not aware of any conversation” between Taylor’s household and US President Donald Trump, adding “our hearts go out to the family.”
“I suppose it’s a unhappy thing, and I provide my regards to the household of Breonna. I additionally assume it’s so unhappy what is happening, the whole thing about that case inclusive of law enforcement,” Trump instructed journalists Thursday, except commenting on the grand jury decision.
Hankinson used to be one of three officers who faced plausible prices associated to the March thirteen fatal raid that left Taylor, 26, useless after police executed a no-knock warrant at her residence. Officers Myles Cosgrove and Jonathan Mattingly had been not charged.
Taylor was shot eight times in her home as officers and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, 28, exchanged gunfire while police tried to carry out a narcotics raid.