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Felony Charges Against Cameron Protesters Dismissed

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Protesters arrested outside Attorney General Daniel Cameron's home this week will not face felony charges. Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell is dismissing the more serious charges "in the interest of justice and the promotion of the free exchange of ideas."

Eighty-seven demonstrators who marched to and chanted outside the Republican's home were initially charged with a felony by Louisville Metro Police.

In a press release, the County Attorney now says, while LMPD had probable cause, he will not move forward with the more serious charges. The decision leaves open whether the demonstrators could face misdemeanor or other lesser charges for trespassing or disorderly conduct.

The protesters are demanding police involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor be arrested and charged. The felony charges stemmed from allegations that the protesters were seeking to intimidate a participant in a legal process in this case, Attorney General Daniel Cameron, whose office is investigating Taylor's death.

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