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20th person charged in Grand Rapids riot

Image taken during the Grand Rapids riot of May 2020.
Posted at 5:42 PM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 17:42:57-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Twenty people have now been charged in connection to the Grand Rapids riot that broke out back in May following the death of George Floyd.

Kylia Celeste Brooks, 22, has been charged with one count of inciting a riot and one count of arson of personal property, $200-$1000, according to Christoper Becker, prosecuting attorney, Kent County, today.

The charge of inciting a riot is punishable up to 10 years in prison, and the arson charge is a one-year misdemeanor.

Becker stressed that Brooks is innocent until proven guilty.

The riot took place during the evening of May 30 and extended into the early morning hours of May 31.