A woman described as an immigrant from Saint Lucia was arrested Wednesday in Dallas, Texas, following a protest after the murder trial of former cop, Amber Guyger.
CBSDWF identified the woman as Safiya Paul.
She was arrested for obstruction of a highway or passageway and released from jail on a $500 bond, the US news channel said.
According to reports, protesters on Wednesday evening took to downtown Dallas after Amber Guyger received a ten year jail sentence for the fatal shooting of Saint Lucian national, Botham Jean.
The unarmed twenty six year old was killed in his own apartment in September last year.
Amber Guyger, then an off duty Dallas police officer, claimed she mistook the young Saint Lucian’s apartment for hers.
They lived on separate floors of the same apartment complex.
Police said protesters had blocked traffic at the intersection of Riverfront and Commerce after Amber Guyger was sentenced and that officers gave warnings to clear the roadway.
The Dallas Morning News had reported earlier that Safiya Paul had been in the courtroom when the verdict was read to Amber Guyger.
The newspaper carried a photo of Paul, draped in a Saint Lucia flag, and another woman embracing.
But the most striking image from the high profile case was when Botham Jean’s younger brother, Brandt, gave an impact statement where he extended forgiveness to the woman who killed his sibling and embraced her.
The gesture has evoked mixed reactions here in Saint Lucia, attracting both praise and criticism.
Social media has been abuzz with various opinions; some upholding the Christian virtue of forgiveness and lauding the young Jean for reaching out, while others wondered whether had the tables been turned and Borham Jean had killed Amber Guyger, her family would have embraced the Jeans.