At least one woman was injured Wednesday night after a man drove into a crowd of demonstrators who had taken to the streets of Denver to protest a grand jury decision not to charge any officers with the killing of Breonna Taylor.
The driver was detained shortly after the incident, but it was unclear if he would face any charges.
Videos shared on social media show the man pulling into an area near the Colorado Capitol building where a group of protesters were gathered and getting into an argument with them. Several demonstrators repeatedly asked him to turn around, but he refused to move the car, according to a video shot by Denver Post reporter Shelly Bradbury.
As some of the protesters began shouting at the driver and even banging on the vehicle with their fists, the man accelerated and drove away, hitting at least one woman and running over her bicycle.
“He wasn’t gonna stop even though I was, like, on his hood,” she told Bradbury.
The woman apparently sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment.
The Denver Police Department did not immediately return a request for information Thursday morning.
This incident came hours after prosecutors announced they would not charge a man who drove his Keep through a crowd of protesters in the Denver suburb of Centennial on July 25. District Attorney George Brauchler said the driver avoided people wherever possible as he tried to get out of the area. That incident sparked gunfire that injured two protesters.
The latest demonstration in Denver came in response to a controversial announcement in the highly publicized Taylor case in Kentucky.
Only one of the three Louisville cops who fired their weapons in the March 13 incident was charged, the state’s attorney general announced Wednesday after a months-long investigation. Former officer Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment for blindly firing his gun into Taylor’s apartment building — though no one was charged with actually killing the unarmed Black woman.