FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Police have arrested one of three people who are listed as a plaintiff in a lawsuit that was filed Thursday against the city and the county sheriff.
On Thursday, the Fort Wayne Police Department was granted an arrest warrant for 26-year-old Taylor Crane, of Fort Wayne, for his alleged roles in protests that occurred downtown.
He is being charged with obstructing traffic basic and disorderly conduct.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed on Thursday, police said Crane was seen in a local news station's Facebook post on May 29.
Police said in the court document that they saw Crane "make contact with the camera man and do an interview as to why people were acting the way they were."
It also alleges that Crane was "observed multiple times going back and forth from the crowd that gathered in the middle of the intersection at Clinton Street and Main Street and walking up and down Clinton Street blocking traffic."
Witnesses told FOX 55 that Crane was arrested Friday at his job.
The arrest comes only a day after a lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, calls for FWPD and the Allen County Sheriff's Department to end their use of tear gas against protesters.
According to MyCase, the two other plaintiffs, Kendall Diamond and Marr Carmer, do not have arrest warrants filed as of Friday afternoon.
Both county and city officials declined to comment on the matter when FOX 55reached out to them.