Kentucky Representatives Write Attorney General, KSP Commissioner in Response to Group Being Kept Out of Capitol

Representatives Attica Scott of Louisville and George Brown Jr. of Lexington have sent letters to Attorney General Andy Beshear and Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders. These letters are in response to KSP’s on Monday, June 4, 2018 that kept activists with The Poor People’s Campaign from entering the state Capitol. In the letter sent to Commissioner Sanders, they asked for clarification as to why only two people at a time are allowed in and if this new rule will only apply to those deemed protestors or extend to other groups, such as students visiting on a field trip. In seeking legal opinion from Attorney General Beshear, the representatives wrote they had acquired written confirmation via the Administrative Regulations Review Subcommittee that no such regulation exists. They added that through numerous conversations that they believe the regulation to be a new internal policy security directive to KSP staff overseeing the Capitol grounds within the last two weeks. We will continue to follow this story as new information develops.

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