LMPD releases body cam video of incident involving teen in downtown parking garage

Two adults were arrested and a teenager needed medical treatment after an incident Thursday night a few yards away from Jefferson Square Park.

LMPD spokesperson Jessie Halladay said protesters downtown on Armory Place blocked a car from exiting the Louisville Gardens parking garage before beginning to beat on the car. Halladay said officers watching what was happening from the roof of the Old Jail Building at the corner of 6th and Liberty Sts. began to fire pepper balls at the group to disperse the crowd so the driver of the car could leave the area.

Two arrests were made. Cheyenne A. Osuala, 20, of St. Matthews, is charged with criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct. Metro police say Osuala was arrested after she wouldn't leave the parking garage property when told to by officers.

Another demonstrator, Majik J. Madale, 22, of Louisville, is charged with wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading police and possession of a weapon of mass destruction. Madale was arrested after a short foot chase by a detective who saw him throw an explosive device, described by Halladay as a mortar firework, toward the back of the Old Jail Building.

LMPD has released body cam video of an incident involving a juvenile who was hurt during the disturbance and taken to the hospital. Sgt. Lamont Washington says the body cam video shows the girl fell while walking down stairs in the parking garage after disobaying orders from officers to stay where she was. The video shows officers trying to help the girl after the fall before she is seen running away.

Washington said independent livestream video shot by before she fall shows the girl was taking part in the protest. Police called for EMS to treat the girl for shortness of breath approximately 20 minutes after she was recorded falling.

The incident is being investigated by the LMPD Public Integrity Unit, Washington said.



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Tags: Adults arrested, Teenager, Medical treatment, Incident