Seven people are arrested for disrupting a Knox County Commission meeting. Those protests were regarding the ongoing desire and demand to see the body camera footage in the shooting at Austin-East Magnate high school which killed 17 year old Anthony Thompson Jr. and injured Officer Adam Willson.
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office says those who disrupt a commission meeting or procession will receive a Class B misdemeanor.
There is a sign posted warning of the possibility of arrest if guidelines aren’t followed.
KCSO officials say Calvin Skinner, Constance Every, Gavin Guinn, Kevin Andrews, Mary Winter, Carrie Hopper and Aaron Valentine were all arrested at last (Monday) night’s meeting.
After a ten minute recess, Chairmen Larsen Jay addressed what happened saying that none of the people arrested signed up for public forum and that interrupting a meeting to address the county commission “would not be tolerated.”
Arrest reports for the seven arrested are still pending.