EUREKA, Calif. (KIEM) – Community members gathered at the Humboldt County Courthouse Thursday evening to protest in support of racial injustice and Justice for Breonna Taylor.
On Wednesday, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced the decision in the March shooting that killed Taylor.
Cameron announced that the grand jury decided not to charge the officers involved, but former detective Brett Hankinson did receive three charges of first-degree wanton endangerment for allegedly firing blindly into the apartment and endangering neighbors.
The grand jury decision sparked protests across the country. Right here in Humboldt County, starting at 6 p.m., roughly 100 people marched up and down Fourth and Fifth streets in Eureka.
Just before 7:30 p.m. a demonstrator was hit by a silver Chevy Camaro after standing in the roadway. She did not receive any injuries.
Around 7:40 p.m., as demonstrators blocked traffic on the Fifth and I streets, a black pickup truck was seen inching its way through the crowd.
After the vehicle was hit by a skateboard, the driver revved its engine and drove through the crowd resulting in one individual being hit.
Minutes later, Eureka Police and an ambulance arrived on scene. The extent of the person’s injuries are unknown at this time.