MPD: Charges dropped for man accused of disorderly conduct in Frayser, 2 others still charged

WATCH: Charges dropped against man initially accused of disorderly conduct

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Three people were arrested after being involved in the chaos that followed the deadly shooting of Brandon Webber in Frayser.

Eddie Richardson, 55, and Joshua Taylor, 19, have been officially charged, but the third suspect had his charges dropped.

ORIGINAL STORY: 3 men accused of disorderly conduct, rioting after Brandon Webber shot to death by U.S. Marshals

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Police said Richardson was among the crowd that refused to disperse during the chaos in Frayser.

MPD told FOX13 individuals threw beer bottles, 2-liter soda bottles, large batteries, and rocks at officers during the chaos. Multiple officers were injured on the scene.

Officers gave several verbal commands to move while they approached the crowd.

Investigators said Taylor refused to move after he was given several commands.

Taylor laid on the ground and said, “Y’all are going to have to lock me up today!”

MPD immediately detained Taylor.


Officers on the scene asked Taylor for his ID but he was only able to provide a social security number.

When police checked Taylor’s social security number, he had an outstanding warrant.

Richardson has been charged with disorderly conduct. Taylor has been charged with riot and inciting to riot.

Hundreds of people protested the deadly shooting. During that chaotic scene, 36 officers and deputies were injured while trying to contain the crowd.

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