Trae tha Truth, Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills among dozens arrested at Breonna Taylor protest

(KPRC 2)

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky – Rapper and Houston native Trae tha Truth was among the dozens of people arrested during a protest outside the home of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron.

“The action led us showing up to where he stayed at in a peaceful protest and the action also brought about him having us arrested,” he said.

Trae tha Truth shared multiple videos and photos to his social media of people sitting on the home’s front lawn, chanting “no justing, no peace” and Breonna Taylor’s name.

Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT, was killed when she was shot eight times by police after officers broke down the door to her Louisville apartment while executing a no-knock warrant in a narcotics investigation on March 13.

According to Trae tha Truth’s posts, multiple people were arrested during Tuesday’s protest, some whose charges were upgraded to a felony.

Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams were also among those arrested.

“Yea, we (Kenny Stills) was in the cell all night together,” Trae tha Truth said. “I’m not sure if Kenny is out I ended up getting out like 4 or 5 in the morning.”

KPRC 2 reached out to The Texans and obtained the following statement:

“We are aware of the situation and are in the process of gathering more information.”

Both Trae tha Truth and Williams shared posts to Instagram saying it was “a beautiful day to arrest the cops” for the death of Breonna Taylor.

Protesters were charged with intimidating a participant in a legal process, disorderly conduct and criminal trespass, according to a Louisville Metro Police Department news release.

Trae said Tamika Palmer, Taylor mother was waiting outside the jail when they were released.

“Yea, I was happy when I got out yesterday she was one of the first people out there and she said thank you to all of us,” Trae tha Truth said.

On Wednesday morning, Williams posted a photo alongside Palmer, saying she had been released.

Taylor’s mother filed a wrongful death lawsuit in April against the officers involved: Brett Hankison, Myles Cosgrove and Jonathan Mattingly.

The Louisville Metro Police Department has since fired Hankison.


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Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli has been a digital news editor at KPRC 2 since 2018. She is a published poet and has background in creative writing and journalism. Daniela has covered events like Hurricane Harvey and the Astros World Series win. In her spare time, Daniela is an avid reader and loves to spend time with her two miniature dachshunds.

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