Rep. Attica Scott ‘Offended, Disgusted’ By Felony Rioting Charges Friday, Sep 25 2020 

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State Rep. Attica Scott was released from jail Friday morning after being arrested by Louisville police on felony rioting charges Thursday night.

In an arrest citation, police alleged that Scott was part of a large group that “caused extensive damage at multiple locations including setting fire to the Louisville Public Library.”

The same boilerplate language was used in citations for several other people arrested on Thursday night.


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Beshear Condemns Shooting Of Two LMPD Officers Thursday, Sep 24 2020 

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Gov. Andy Beshear used his daily coronavirus briefing on Wednesday to condemn the shooting of two Louisville Metro Police officers and field other questions about ongoing protests in downtown.

A grand jury’s decision to charge former LMPD Brett Hankison with three felony counts of wanton endangerment, while opting not to charge officers Jonathan Mattingly or Myles Cosgrove, led to large demonstrations in Louisville on Wednesday. The day of protests ended with more than 127 arrests and two police officers shot and wounded.

Beshear said he spoke on the phone with LMPD Maj. Aubrey Gregory and the family of officer Robinson Desroches, the two officers shot, after returning to the Capitol following the grand jury announcement. Gregory has been released from the hospital, and Desroches is stable and recovering after undergoing surgery.


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Beshear Declines Trump’s Offer Of ‘Help’ During Protests Thursday, Sep 24 2020 

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Gov. Andy Beshear says he spoke with President Donald Trump on Wednesday night, following the president’s offer to provide federal help responding to protests in Louisville.

Beshear said he appreciated the president’s call but they both agreed that the state didn’t need additional law enforcement to respond to the protests at this time.

“His comments were that it appeared we had things under the control. He did make an offer if at a later point we needed additional assistance, he would provide it,” Beshear said.


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Ky. AG Cameron Explains Breonna Taylor Investigation, Grand Jury’s Indictment Wednesday, Sep 23 2020 

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Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron says his office determined that two of the three officers who fired their weapons were justified when they fatally shot Breonna Taylor.

Officer Myles Cosgrove and Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly were returning fire and within their rights to defend themselves, according to Cameron, who spoke in Frankfort Wednesday afternoon at the Kentucky History Center shortly after a grand jury announced it was charging only one of the officers involved in Taylors death.

The grand jury indicted former Louisville Metro Police officer Brett Hankison on three counts of wanton endangerment, all connected to Hankison firing his gun and endangering Taylors neighbors. None of the counts are for firing into Taylor’s apartment, or directly linked to her death.


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Grand Jury Indicts Brett Hankison For Wanton Endangerment In Breonna Taylor Case Wednesday, Sep 23 2020 

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The grand jury in the Breonna Taylor case has indicted former Officer Brett Hankison with three counts of wanton endangerment, which are Class D felonies. All of the counts are for extreme indifference to human life when he fired his gun into a neighboring apartment. None of the counts are for firing into Taylors apartment, or directly linked to her death.

The grand jury presented its findings before Judge Annie OConnell, and the hearing was broadcast remotely. Hankison was booked into the Shelby County Jail and released Wednesday afternoon. His attorney said they are awaiting information about arraignment, where Hankison will enter a plea of not guilty.

A mugshot of LMPD Officer Brett Hankison


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Beshear Offers No New Information On Timing Of Breonna Taylor Announcement Tuesday, Sep 22 2020 

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Gov. Andy Beshear stayed tight-lipped regarding the investigation into the shooting death of Breonna Taylor during Tuesday’s coronavirus briefing

An announcement is expected soon from Attorney General Daniel Cameron, whose office has been investigating the incident since May. Cameron will announce whether three Louisville Metro Police officers who fired into Taylors apartment while serving a no-knock warrant will face criminal charges. The city of Louisville has issued a state of emergency, and much of downtown has been barricaded in preparation for the announcement.

Beshear was asked several questions about the impending announcement. He said he has spoken with Cameron, but repeatedly stated that he would not comment on those discussions.


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What Exactly Does A Grand Jury Do? Tuesday, Sep 22 2020 

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Louisville is awaiting a decision from Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron on whether to bring criminal charges against the police officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor. If Cameron is pursuing felony charges, he will have to present the case to a grand jury, which will decide whether to indict. WFPL’s Michelle Tyrene Johnson sat down with law professor Robert Weisberg of the Stanford University Criminal Justice Center to explain the grand jury process.

MICHELLE TYRENE JOHNSON: Whats the difference between a regular jury and a grand jury?


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Secretary Of State Adams Promises ‘Voter-Centric’ General Election Thursday, Sep 17 2020 

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Secretary of State Michael Adams is calling this year’s election one of the most accessible in Kentucky history.

Adams touched on the steps being taken by his office at Gov. Andy Beshear’s coronavirus news conference Thursday. The duo from opposing parties has worked in recent weeks to make the upcoming general election safe and convenient for voters as the state continues to battle the pandemic.

To accomplish that, Adams said officials will be following a plan similar to this year’s primary election, which saw the second-highest voter turnout for a primary in Kentucky history.


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Ky. Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over Governor’s Coronavirus Prevention Orders Thursday, Sep 17 2020 

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The battle over the legality of executive orders issued by Gov. Andy Beshear during the coronavirus pandemic reached the Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday.

Oral arguments were presented by attorneys representing Beshear, Attorney General Daniel Cameron and three Kentucky businesses. Since the coronavirus pandemic reached the commonwealth in March, Beshear has taken numerous steps in an attempt to prevent the spread of the virus, including mandating the use of masks and limiting public gatherings.

But lawyers for Cameron and the businesses contend that these actions overstepped the powers of Beshear’s office.


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Hundreds Protest Beshear Coronavirus Orders In Frankfort Thursday, Sep 17 2020 

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Hundreds of people gathered outside the state Capitol to protest Gov. Andy Beshear’s coronavirus-related executive orders as the state Supreme Court heard arguments over the restrictions inside on Thursday.

Demonstrators from across the state—most of them not wearing masks, some carrying guns—questioned the seriousness of the virus, or whether it exists at all. Some voiced theories that the virus was not real or part of a political conspiracy.

Charlotte Gagnon, a 64 year-old from Hopkinsville who attended the protest with the assistance of a walker, said she attended because she doesn’t want to wear a mask.


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