2020-07-16

Kenny Stills, others arrested after trespassing at Kentucky AG's residence

Kenny Stills faces a felony charge.

The Houston Texans receiver was released Wednesday morning following his arrest by Louisville Metropolitan Police Department (Louisville, Ky.) Tuesday.

 Stills, 29, was charged on Wednesday accused of intimidating a participant in the legal process, a felony, disorderly conduct and criminal trespass – misdemeanors, Louisville Courier-Journal reported.

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Stills and 86 others were taken into custody after "peacefully protesting," as described by Stills, at the residence of Daniel Cameron, Attorney General of Kentucky, on Tuesday. The demonstration organized by Until Freedom drew over 100 people, including Stills to the neighborhood of Cameron.




The Courier-Journal reports Stills, and others were arrested after ‘protesting' on Cameron's lawn, "at (Cameron's) request, they were trespassed from the property," LMPD spokesman Lamont Washington told the paper.

The group assembled at Cameron's residence demanding charges against three Louisville officers accused involvement in the fatal shooting death of Breonna Taylor, 26, after officers entered her residence with a “no-knock warrant.”

Taylor was shot eight times.

No officers have been charged involved in Taylor's death on March 13.

Elizabeth Kuhn, spokeswoman for Cameron's office said, per The New York Times, following the arrest of demonstrators, “ultimately, any charges will be subject to the legal process and further review by prosecutors."

Stills, an outspoken advocate of police reform, will be joined by players across the league in kneeling during National Anthem, including Baker Mayfield, Adrian Peterson and Kyler Murray after the deaths of Taylor, George Floyd, and Ahmaud Aubrey this year.

“There is a lot of hate in this world, but at the same time, what’s happening and what we’re seeing right now, it’s huge.” said Murray, Arizona Cardinals quarterback. “I’ll be kneeling. I stand for what’s right. … I’ll definitely be taking a knee.”

Both, Peterson, Mayfield echoed his sentiment.

“Yeah, without a doubt, without a doubt,” Peterson, a 13-year league veteran, said when asked if he'll kneel in solidarity. Mayfield said, too, “Absolutely. I am,” he posted on social media.

National Football League players reacted to Stills' arrest on social media:






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