LOS ANGELES — At least one person was taken to a hospital Thursday night after multiple vehicles reportedly drove through a mob of Breonna Taylor demonstrators in Los Angeles, according to reports.
Videos posted on social media showed a large group of people walking down Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood around 9 p.m., to protest the Kentucky grand jury’s recent decision on the March shooting death of Taylor
Chants of “F— these racist a– police!” turned to screams when a blue pickup truck — driving against the flow of demonstrators — struck at least one sign-holding person, who fell backward onto the street, KCAL reported.
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A rioter was hit by a truck earlier tonight in Los Angeles. pic.twitter.com/WTLsKH7uYF
— Austin Frisch (@Austin_Zone) September 25, 2020
Fire crews responded to the scene and transported the protester to a local hospital, according to FOX 11 Los Angeles.
A separate video appeared to show people converging on the vehicle before the incident.
MULTIPLE ANGLES: Protester hit by truck in Los Angeles, CA. pic.twitter.com/3EEK4zYim2
— Brennan Prill ︎ (@WxBrenn) September 25, 2020
Jim McNeff is the managing editor of Law Officer and founder of Badge 145, a ministry geared toward helping police officers and their families.
Jim worked in military and civilian law enforcement for thirty-one years. While in the USAF he flew as a crewmember aboard the National Emergency Airborne Command Post—a presidential support detail. Following his military service, he served for twenty-eight years with the Fountain Valley Police Department in Orange County, California where he retired as a lieutenant. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Southwest University and graduated from the prestigious Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute as well as the IACP course, Leadership in Police Organizations.