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Louisville assistant Fennell reportedly arrested at city's protests

Field Level Media
01 Jun 2020, 11:55 GMT+10

Louisville men's basketball director of operations Kahil Fennell was arrested Saturday night for unlawful assembly during protests in the city, the Louisville Courier Journal reported Sunday.

Fennell was among the people demonstrating at protests over the death of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman who was shot and killed on March 13 in her apartment by Louisville police.

The Courier Journal said the arrest report displayed that Fennell was asked to leave the scene and refused, leading to the arrest. Citing jail records, the Courier Journal reported Fennell was booked at 8:58 p.m. local time and was alleged to be in violation of Louisville's curfew order.

Louisville coach Chris Mack said he and the basketball staff will support Fennell.

"Earlier this morning Kahil and I spoke and I was made aware of his booking," Mack said in a statement. "I stand by my statement I made later in the morning and I stand by Kahil. When he feels the time is right he will comment."

The protests on Saturday marked the third straight day of demonstrations against police in Louisville. Anger over Taylor's death rose after George Floyd's death in Minneapolis on Monday. Taylor was reportedly shot eight times after police raided her apartment without warning.

Floyd, a black man, died after white officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for several minutes. The incident was caught on video, leading to outrage across the country.

Next season will be Fennell's third on the Louisville staff.

--Field Level Media

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