39-year-old Porsche Williams was arrested on Tuesday in Louisville, Kentucky
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsche Williams has been arrested during a Black Lives Matter protest in Louisville, Kentucky, seeking criminal charges in the fatal police shooting of Bruna Taylor.
Williams, 39, was among 87 protesters charged with torture, disorderly conduct and intimidation of a participant in a legal process on Tuesday.
The group was surrounded on the lawn in front of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s home when Louisville police made the arrests.
Eyewitness videos show Williams, the granddaughter of civil rights leader Hosia Williams, being held in handcuffs as other protesters sit on the lawn and make a ruckus.
Williams was seen wearing a ‘Breona Taylor’ face mask in a video shared by Instagram account @friendsofnicole.
Williams, 39, was among 87 protesters charged with all charges on Tuesday, including charges of perjury, disorderly conduct and intimidating a participant in a legal process
‘Feel like today is definitely going to end with me in handcuffs, but I’m about it, that’s where we are here. Bryo Taylor – Say your name, ‘Williams said in a video (above) from day one
Protesters filled the lawn in front of Kentucky’s Attorney General on Tuesday, demanding criminal charges against police officers in the death of Breckie Taylor
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, a Republican, is seen above. His office is investigating Taylor’s death, but no criminal charges have been laid in the case
Earlier in the day, Williams predicted his arrest in a video shared on Instagram by a friend.
‘Feel like today is definitely going to end with me in handcuffs, but I’m about it, that’s where we are here. Bryo Taylor – Say his name, ‘she said.
Taylor was shot eight times when officers used a beating ram to knock her door while serving a search warrant and set the apartment on fire after midnight on 13 March.
An officer was shot by Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker, who said he felt an intruder enter the house.
The target of the warrant was an alleged drug dealer named Jamarcus Glover, who was arrested on the same night on a separate warrant for smuggling 10 miles away. Taylor had a previous relationship with Glover.
An EMT teller (above) died in Lewisville as police shot her boyfriend, boyfriend Jamarcus Glover, over a warrant for drug testing.
Yandy Smith (left) posted a photo of herself with Tamika Mallory and Porsha Williams on Instagram on Tuesday
Sergeant. About two weeks after the raid, Jonathan Mattingley, who was shot in the leg by Walker, spoke to Louisville Police internal investigators and said police expected Taylor to be alone in the home as Glover was known elsewhere.
Mattingley said that prior to the raid, officers had been told that Taylor’s ground floor apartment was a ‘soft target’ and that Taylor should live there alone, because they knew where his target was and I think he felt that He had an only boyfriend or only acquaintance. ‘
Metting told investigators in an interview recording that officers briefed on the raid were told that Glover’s packages had been sent to his apartment in his name.
Taylor presumably conducted dope for him, received packages and kept his money, ‘Mattingly said as he was told of Taylor’s involvement. No drugs were found at Taylor’s home.
Williams was released at AIIMS in 2016 and was arrested on Tuesday.
‘We’re in Louisville and our bottom line is a must for #BREONNATAYLOR. #RP, ‘the Real Housewives of Atlanta beauty said in a social media post earlier on Tuesday
NBC News received interviews with Mattingly and another Walker and released them last week.
Taylor’s death, coupled with the death of George Floyd in custody in Minnesota, sparked several weeks of protests, as well as a call for officers who accused Taylor to shoot him.
‘We’re in Louisville and our bottom line is a must for #BREONNATAYLOR. #RP, ‘reality star Williams said in a social media post on Tuesday.
Yandy Smith, a cast member on the reality show Love and Hip Hop, was also arrested in Tuesday’s protest.
Porsha’s sister Lauren Williams posted a video of her siblings’ arrest, calling her ‘fearless’ in using her fame for social change.
‘She has always been fearless. You play with his people, you play with him. She takes the case of #breonnataylor personally and is sacrificing work, time with her loved ones, and to ensure that criminals are held accountable for their actions, “Lauren said. said. ‘This is his passion, this is his purpose.’