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Porsha Williams’ Felony Charge Dropped Over Breonna Taylor Protest Arrest!

Porsha Williams’ felony charge relating to her protesting for Breonna Taylor has been dismissed. On Friday, Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell confirmed that he was dropping the felony for all 87 people, effective immediately, according to TMZ.

“After careful review of the law, I am dismissing the felony charge of Intimidating a Participant in the Legal Process against the protestors arrested on Attorney General Cameron's property on July 14, 2020.”

“While we do believe the LMPD had probable cause for the charge, in the interest of justice and the promotion of the free exchange of ideas, we will dismiss that charge for each protestor arrested this past Tuesday.”

However, O'Connell revealed that the misdemeanor charges are still in play.

“We continue to review the misdemeanors and violations for prosecution at a later date.”

As we previously reported, Williams was released from jail after she along with 'Love & Hip Hop' star Yandy Smith and reality TV star and activist Tamika Mallory were arrested for protesting at the home of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron on behalf of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky on Tuesday, July 14.

TMZ reported that the Louisville police department confirmed that Porsha was among 87 people who were arrested and charged “due to their refusal to leave the property and their attempts to influence the decision of the Attorney General with their actions.”

Williams was charged with felony intimidating a participant in a legal process, disorderly conduct in the second degree, and criminal trespassing.

The felony charge carries a maximum sentence of 5 years if convicted.

Eventually, she was granted bond and released from the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. The Bravo reality star shared a photo outside the jailhouse with Breonna Taylor’s mother, with the caption, “It was my pleasure! I love you and as always praying for you Ms.Tamika Palmer (Mother of #BreonnaTaylor ) Ps: Thank you for waiting on us to get out! It was heart warming exiting and seeing your family🙏🏾 @untilfreedom it was an honor @tamikadmallory.”

According to NBC News, Taylor was in her apartment when she was shot and killed by Louisville police on March 13. An investigation is currently underway. She would have turned 27 last month and at the time Porsha and Lauren attended a Say Her Name March in Atlanta in honor of the Black women who have died, including Taylor.

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