LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Protests are continuing in Lexington for the 12th straight night on Tuesday night, but the circumstances are a bit different.
The demonstrators have moved their protests from downtown Lexington to Richmond Road, which is the location where Daezon Morgan died on Monday in a two-vehicle accident. The other driver in the accident, Matthew Starling, was initially charged with DUI before a warrant later went out charging Starling with manslaughter.
At the demonstration, protesters are accusing authorities of a double standard and believe Starling should be charged with murder.
At one point, demonstrators were linked arm to arm and had traffic on Richmond Road blocked off.
Protesters eventually traveled in front of Lexington Police Headquarters, where some protesters went as far as throwing items at police officers.
Protesters are confronting police outside HQ. A couple people just threw water bottles at officers. Several vocal leaders are demanding they stop throwing things. #protests2020 @LEX18News pic.twitter.com/MA2yxdBniN— Mike Valente (@ValenteLEX18) June 10, 2020
LEX 18 reached out to Lexington Police for a statement, which can be found below.
"We place charges based on where the investigation and evidence lead us, often in consultation with the Commonwealth’s Attorney office. Investigators look at all the factors unique to that particular case of what happened regardless of the demographics (race, gender, age, job title, etc.) of the people involved."