Video footage showed a man firing more than a dozen shots at a park in Louisville, Ky., where demonstrators were protesting Ms. Taylor’s shooting death by the police in March.
A fatal shooting in Louisville on Saturday night added a grim note to weeks of protests against police violence and particularly against the killing there in March of Breonna Taylor, an African-American emergency room technician shot to death by police in her home.
The shooting victim was identified as Tyler Gerth, 27, of Louisville. Mr. Gerth was a photographer who had frequented the protests and documented them with his camera for weeks, the Louisville Courier Journal reported.
The accused shooter was identified in an arrest citation as Steven Lopez. He has been charged with murder and first-degree wanton endangerment, according to the citation.
He had been a participant in the protests and had repeatedly been asked to leave by other protesters “due to his disruptive behavior,” officials said at a news conference on Sunday. Mr. Lopez is in police custody at a hospital, officials said.
Chief Robert Schroeder said Mr. Lopez had been arrested “a couple of times” in the past several weeks.
Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville said that Mr. Lopez had shot no one else on Saturday aside from Mr. Gerth. Mr. Lopez was wounded in the leg by gunfire from bystanders at the park who were defending themselves, according to his arrest citation.
Bodycam video released of Andre Leshon Lee who lost consciousness when arrested but died 5 days later in Dallas PD custody, Report
The Dallas Police Department has released a video of Andre Leshon Lee who they say lost consciousness shortly after being taken into custody on August 28. The video released clearly shows he lost consciousness at the site where he was arrested.
The report goes on to say Lee died September 2 in police custody a week after losing consciousness. Something doesn’t add up here.
According to Fox 4 the investigation by Dallas police into Lee’s death, he and his wife were driving the night of August 28, when his wife said he got out of the car and started running.
Morehouse School of Medicine students get surprise news that $26M gift will help pay off their debt
ATLANTA — It’s a major gift to an Atlanta-based historically Black college aimed at helping close the gap in medical disparities in America.
On Wednesday, Morehouse School of Medicine announced they received a $26.3-million donation from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the organization founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Apalachee Elementary assistant principal Nikki Bradley under fire for monkey post about black students
According to WCTV Leon County school administrators, Thursday publicly detailed the investigation of an assistant principal’s Facebook post that lead to a reprimand and demotion.
The district received multiple complaints about the post by Apalachee Elementary assistant principal Nikki Bradley.
Bradley wrote this message on her personal Facebook page:
“For a while now, I have felt like Ringmaster of the ****show. Today has done me in! I do not want to be ringmaster, someone come get the monkeys and all the circus friends.
#exhausted #goawaycovid #imgoingtobed”
“It’s important to clarify for the record what took place, the investigation that happened, and what discipline we have enforced,” said Superintendent Rocky Hanna in a Facebook live on Thursday.
The district’s Director of Labor and Employee Relations, Deana McAllister, says an investigation determined the post “was not meant to be divisive or hurtful, nor racially motivated.”
McAllister says the post did show a lack of professionalism and poor judgement, leading to a formal reprimand and demotion of Bradley. She was reassigned from Apalachee Elementary to Killearn Lakes.