Police worked to disperse protesters demonstrating in Oakland, California, on September 25, with videos showing clouds of smoke or gas on the city’s streets.
A reporter from the San Francisco Chronicle posted to Twitter that the smoke was not tear gas but some other “irritant.”
The crowd marched in Oakland in solidarity with other protests being held in Louisville, Kentucky, in response to a grand jury’s decision not to charge officers under investigation for the shooting death of Breonna Taylor.
Former Louisville Metro Police Department officer Brett Hankison was; however, charged with three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree – his bond was set at $15,000. Hankison was fired from the police force on June 23 for his role in the shooting of Taylor.
Sargent Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove, two other officers who fired their weapons while trying to serve a search warrant on Taylor’s apartment in the early hours of March 13, were not charged.