Texans’ wide receiver Kenny Stills was arrested along with 86 others at a protest related to the murder of Breonna Taylor on Tuesday afternoon.
Stills and several other protesters went on an organized march to the home of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron. The purpose of the protest was to demand action against the police officers who shot and killed Breonna Taylor back in March. According to Lucas Aulbach of the Louisville Courier-Journal, Stills and 86 other protesters were arrested.
Louisville Metro Police Lamont Washington said in a statement that the protesters stood on Cameron’s lawn and chanted. Washington said authorities gave all of the protesters a chance to leave before arresting anyone, but the protesters were ultimately charged “due to their refusal to leave the property and their attempts to influence the decision of the Attorney General with their actions.”
Taylor was killed March 13 when the LMPD utilized a no-knock warrant to enter her apartment as part of a narcotics investigation into a man who was allegedly receiving drug shipments to her home.
Brett Hankison was found in a department investigation to have shot 10 rounds, including three that went into a neighboring apartment, and was fired from the police force in June, but not arrested.
Stills has emerged as one of the NFL’s leading activists, continuing to kneel during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality, a movement started by Colin Kaepernick in 2016.
“I’ve always tried to bring people together through conversation instead of dividing people,” he told Cameron Wolfe of The Undefeated in 2019. “If you can do one deed a day, it can change the world.”
Stills, like so many others, just want to see justice for Breonna.