Read the original article on InsiderSt. Louis couple charged after waving guns appear in courtThe attorney for a white St. Louis couple charged for waving guns during a racial injustice protest outside their home said Monday that they anxious to prove "with absolute certainty" that they did not commit a crime. One week after Mark and Patricia McCloskey spoke on video to the Republican National Convention, they were in court briefly Monday morning and did not enter a plea. Mark McCloskey, 63, came out with AR 15 rifle, according to court records, which said Patricia McCloskey, 61, displayed a semiautomatic handgun.
Polanco was arrested in April last year on misdemeanor charges of assault and harassment, then taken into custody after she missed court dates, CNN reported, citing court records.
Layleen Cubilette Polanco died in solitary confinement at Rikers Island in June 2019 after having an epileptic seizure.
Layleen Polanco was found unresponsive in her cell after having an epileptic seizure, which an autopsy later confirmed was the cause of her death.
Protesters hold portraits of fatal victims of police brutality, Breonna Taylor and Layleen Polanco, in New York City on August 28, 2020. Erik McGregor/LightRocket/Getty Images