MANSFIELD, La. (KSLA) - Louisiana State Police have two warrants out for community activist Breka Peoples.
According to Louisiana State Police, the misdemeanor warrants accuse her of allegedly influencing voters during the first week of early voting. She is charged with two counts of “prohibited acts during early voting or on election day.”
Attorney Jay Florence is representing Peoples in this case. He mentions a video posted to her Facebook profile as the reason why she is accused of the crimes.
In the video you can see several men in line to vote at a Desoto Parish early voting polling site. A woman then directs people to leave the area because they are violating the campaign-free law of 600 feet away from a polling location.
Several of the men appear upset, claiming they are doing nothing wrong and only trying to vote.
Officials called Peoples about the warrants and advised her to turn herself into the Desoto Parish Jail.
“Right now she feels like the state is trying to intimidate her,” her attorney Jay Florence says. “She remains strong and will not allow anything to stop her fight against voter suppression.”
Peoples plans to turn herself into jail tomorrow morning.