LOUISVILLE, Ky. — During protests Wednesday evening and into Thursday morning, 127 people have been arrested, said the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD).
What You Need To Know
- Protests ensue in Louisville after Breonna Taylor announcement
- LMPD says 127 arrests made
- Two LMPD officers shot, both expected to be OK
- More updates to come
At around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, two LMPD officers were shot. LMPD later confirmed that the officers sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were expected to be OK. One officer required surgery. The suspect has been identified as 26-year-old Larynzo Johnson. He faces two counts of assault on a police officer and multiple counts of wanton endangerment.
"I'm very concerned about the safety of our officers. Obviously, we've had two officers shot tonight and that is very serious. It's a very dangerous condition. I think the safety of our officers and the community we serve is of the utmost importance," Schroeder said.
Protests were initially peaceful, but as the 9 p.m. curfew neared, some protesters started small fires, including ones at Jefferson Square Park and the Hall of Justice.
Here are updates from Thursday:
Q: Two journalists arrested?— Spectrum News 1 Kentucky (@SpectrumNews1KY) September 24, 2020
A: Have not been briefed on that situation, will need to be.
Not even a few minutes of speaking with people at the square, it got tense and out of safety concerns her team escorted #AmyMcGrath out from downtown #Louisville @SpectrumNews1KY pic.twitter.com/4H0z1SAPaF— Khyati Patel (@khyati_tv) September 24, 2020
After #BreonnaTaylor decision,— Eva McKend (@evamckend) September 24, 2020
"We need to address legitimate issues with rare cases of police misconduct," @RepAndyBarr.@barrforcongress criticized @joshhicksky for suggesting systemic racism factor in policing. Barr says characterizing issues as systemic = overgeneralizing. pic.twitter.com/ixNbwoG50x
At Jefferson Square about two dozen protestors so far pic.twitter.com/ge9FTFegBN— Chelsea Washington (@washingtoncj) September 24, 2020
Following the Breonna Taylor decision and ongoing street closures, we’re closed Thurs & Fri., Sept. 24 & 25. Please check back for weekend hours updates. pic.twitter.com/Ms88ZglQdd— Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory (@SluggerMuseum) September 24, 2020
Q: Mattingly, Cosgrove returned to active duty?— Spectrum News 1 Kentucky (@SpectrumNews1KY) September 24, 2020
A: Still on administrative leave.
Schroeder says 127 arrests made last night. There were reports of 16 incidents of looting.— Spectrum News 1 Kentucky (@SpectrumNews1KY) September 24, 2020
The two officers shot include Major Aubrey Gregory and Officer Robinson Desroches.— Spectrum News 1 Kentucky (@SpectrumNews1KY) September 24, 2020
Fischer says one officer shot last night was released from the hospital while the other has undergone surgery and is expected to recover.— Spectrum News 1 Kentucky (@SpectrumNews1KY) September 24, 2020
Window also busted from the Sherwin Williams store on Bardstown Road. pic.twitter.com/whh3UF1WVW— Amber Smith (@ambersmithtv) September 24, 2020
No tables and chairs out on the patio this morning at Joy Luck. You’ll recall LMPD shared videos yesterday of people throwing those around during protests on Bardstown Rd in the Highlands. pic.twitter.com/T3yzsmJdOp— Amber Smith (@ambersmithtv) September 24, 2020
Larynzo Johnson has been identified as the suspect in custody who shot two @LMPD officers last night. He faces two counts of assault of a police officer and multiple counts of wanton endangerment. pic.twitter.com/IcqWCOxgrz— Spectrum News 1 Kentucky (@SpectrumNews1KY) September 24, 2020
.@GovAndyBeshear is on MSNBC right now, repeating his calls for @kyoag to release as much information as he can about the Breonna Taylor investigation.— Joe Ragusa (@JoeRagusa) September 24, 2020
He says posting the evidence shouldn't impact the federal civil rights investigation.
According to @LMPD, the final tally of arrests from Wednesday night through early Thursday morning is 127.— Spectrum News 1 Kentucky (@SpectrumNews1KY) September 24, 2020
NEW THIS MORNING:— Amber Smith (@ambersmithtv) September 24, 2020
-Both LMPD officers who were shot last night are expected to be okay.
-LMPD says around 100 people were arrested
-Some damage to businesses on Bardstown Road
-A few places looted including two City Gear stores and a pawn shop on Preston Hwy.