LOUISVILLE, Kent. (CBSDFW.COM) — Kenny Stills, a star receiver with the Houston Texans, was one of nearly 100 people arrested during a demonstration over the shooting death of Breonna Taylor.
Stills is facing charges after being arrested outside the home of Kentucky’s attorney general on Tuesday night.
Taylor, a 26-year-old Black EMT, was killed in March when police served a no-knock warrant search of her apartment.
According to the Louisville Courier Journal, Stills was part of a group organized by Until Freedom, a social justice organization, that marched to the home of Daniel Cameron, who to date has said he has no timetable for concluding an investigation into Taylor’s death.
Stills is facing a felony charge of intimidating a participant in the legal process, as well as misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and criminal trespass.
In a statement obtained by the NFL, Texans management said, “We are aware of the situation and gathering more information.”
Stills’ agent, Ryan Williams, sent a tweet about the receiver’s arrest that said, “Kenny Stills: – stood on a lawn – asked for justice – got arrested,” Ryan Williams said. “Cops that killed Breonna Taylor: – kicked in her door – killed her – didn’t get arrested.”
– stood on a lawn
– asked for justice
– got arrested
Cops that killed Breonna Taylor:
– kicked in her door
– killed her
– didn't get arrested@KSTiLLS has officially spent more time in jail fighting for justice than the known killers who killed Breonna Taylor.
— Ryan Williams (@RyanWilliamsA1) July 15, 2020
Stills was processed and released on his own recognizance Wednesday morning. Authorities say he has been given October 8 court date.
Rapper and Houston native Trae tha Truth was also in the group arrested in Kentucky.