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Charges dismissed against state Rep. Attica Scott in Breonna Taylor protest arrest

Racial Injustice-Breonna Taylor
Posted at 2:08 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 14:08:03-05

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — All charges against Attica Scott in connection to a September arrest while protesting police injustice in response to the killing of Breonna Taylor have been dropped, the state lawmaker said in a tweet Monday.

Scott was arrested with others during a protest shortly before Louisville's 9 p.m. curfew on Sept. 24 near Louisville Free Public Library and First Unitarian Church at the intersection of South Fourth and York streets.

Her charges included felony rioting, unlawful assembly and failure to disperse.

Scott is the only Black woman in Kentucky's legislature and the sponsor of Breonna's Law, a bill that would ban the use of no-knock search warrants across Kentucky.

"Our work continues as we continue to seek justice for Breonna Taylor," Scott said in a tweet Monday.