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Anti-Police Rioters Attack Police Officers Who Were Putting Out Fires In Louisville
A Black Lives Matter flag waves in front of a fire at the North Precinct Police building in Portland, Oregon on September 6, 2020. - Protestors are marching for an end to racial inequality and police violence. Aaron Danielson, 39, a supporter of a far-right group called Patriot Prayer, was fatally shot August 29, 2020, in Portland, Oregon after he joined pro-Trump supporters who descended on the western US city, sparking confrontations with Black Lives Matter counter-protesters.

Anti-police rioters, identified by journalists as allegedly being Black Lives Matter and Antifa extremists, attacked law enforcement officials in Louisville, Kentucky, on Wednesday night who were putting out fires that the rioters had started.

The riots broke out after a grand jury declined on Wednesday to charge three police officers with the death of Breonna Taylor, who died during a raid earlier this year. One of the officers was charged with three counts of “wanton endangerment” for recklessly firing his weapon during the raid.

Journalists shared videos of the violence that broke out in Louisville later in the day, which included alleged Black Lives Matter activists setting fire to a courthouse in Louisville.

Videos showed law enforcement officials moving in to put out the fires. One officer was struck by a projectile that was thrown at them and was knocked the ground. The officers were then pelted with various projectiles thrown by the violent rioters.


Multiple police officers were shot during the violent rioting, including one who, according to local police officials, was “alert and stable” and another who was “undergoing surgery and stable.”

Interim Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Robert Schroeder said: “I am very concerned about the safety of our officers. I think the safety of our officers and the community we serve is of utmost importance.”

Kentucky Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron held a press conference earlier in the day where he discussed the grand jury’s decision.

“What I can provide today are the facts, which my office has worked long and hard to uncover, analyze, and scrutinize since accepting this case in mid May,” Cameron said. “I urge everyone listening today to not lose sight of the fact that a life has been lost—a tragedy under any circumstances. The decision before my office as the special prosecutor in this case was not to decide if the loss of Ms. Taylor’s life was a tragedy. The answer to that question is unequivocally yes. There is no doubt that this is a gut-wrenching, emotional case, and the pain that many people are feeling is understandable. I deeply care about the value and sanctity of human life. It deserves protection. And in this case, a human life was lost. We cannot forget that.”

“My job as the special prosecutor in this case was to put emotions aside and investigate the facts to determine if criminal violations of state law resulted in the loss of Ms. Taylor’s life,” Cameron continued. “This included examining the actions of Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly, Detective Brett Hankison, and Detective Myles Cosgrove, the three officers who fired their weapons in the early morning hours of March 13th. In working with our federal partners on this case, it was determined that while we would share information to advance our respective investigations, we must also maintain some level of separation to ensure the integrity of each investigation. When examining issues regarding potential civil rights violations, we determined that any such violations are better addressed through a federal-led investigation, and issues involving potential criminal acts concerning the shooting are better addressed by a state-led investigation. With this in mind, our investigation focused on the events that took place in Ms. Taylor’s apartment on March 13th. In the months since taking this case, [our] dedicated team of prosecutors and investigators with more than 200 years of combined career experience conducted a thorough investigation to better understand the events that led to Ms. Taylor’s death. The team is here with me today. I want to personally and publicly thank them for their tireless work. These men and women are true public servants, who for months have shown up every day with a desire for one thing, and that is to seek the truth. We decided while we would examine materials gathered by LMPD’s public integrity unit, we would need to conduct our own independent investigation and start from scratch in the interest of thoroughness, fairness, and finding the truth.”

“There was no video or body camera footage of the officers’ attempted execution of a search warrant at Ms. Taylor’s residence,” Cameron continued. “Video footage begins at the point that area patrol officers arrive at the location. Therefore, the sequence of events from March 13th had to be pieced together through ballistics evidence, 911 calls, police radio traffic, and interviews. We utilized information from the Kentucky State Police, local medical examiners, as well as working with the FBI crime lab in Quantico to secure a trajectory analysis and ballistics report. Our team conducted interviews in this case and spent thousands of hours examining all of the available evidence. We concluded our last interview in this case this past Friday and began our grand jury presentation on Monday.”

This article has been updated to include additional information.

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