ST. LOUIS — Protesters held a candlelight vigil and protested for about four hours in downtown St. Louis amid the decision to not charge any police officers in the death of Breonna Taylor.
Taylor was shot and killed by police in March inside her Louisville, Kentucky apartment.
'Expect US' held the vigil and protest event on Thursday. It began at St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department headquarters and protesters marched onto Interstate 64, blocking traffic. They eventually made their way back to the department's headquarters.
Editor's note: This will be updated throughout the evening
9:30 p.m. Protesters ended back at St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department headquarters and began to head home for the night.
7:45 p.m. Protesters remain on interstate near Jefferson Ave.
7:30 p.m. Protesters are now on westbound Interstate 64 in downtown St. Louis near Grand.
6:45 p.m. Hundreds chanting, “Say her name, Breonna Taylor”
6:30 p.m. more than 100 people now gathered outside of police headquarters
6:05 p.m. Missouri Governor Mike Parson announces he's activated the National Guard as a precaution
6 p.m. a few dozen gathered outside of St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department headquarters
On Wednesday, a Kentucky grand jury announced charges against former Louisville police officer in the Breonna Taylor case, but not for her death.
Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment for firing shots that went into a nearby apartment the night of Breonna Taylor's death. No other officers were indicted.
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron talked about the investigation following the indictment announcement.
He said officers Jonathon Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove were justified in their use of force to protect themselves after Mattingly was struck by one bullet from Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker.
Cameron said Taylor was struck six times. He said the fatal shot was fired by Cosgrove, per an FBI investigation.
Hankison also fired into the apartment. Some bullets traveled through a neighbor's apartment, endangering those inside. No evidence shows Hankison’s bullets struck Breonna Taylor, Cameron said.
Wanton endangerment is a Class D felony. If found guilty, Hankison could face up to five years for each of the three counts.
A protest was held in downtown St. Louis on Wednesday evening.