Jermaine "FunnyMaine" Johnson

Linn Park
Associated Press

 

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Charges of inciting a riot have been dropped against an Alabama comedian who spoke at a rally following the police killing of George Floyd and was accused of helping spark unrest in Birmingham. 

Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson was arrested on the misdemeanor charge and released after posting $500 bond.

 

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama comedian who spoke at a rally following the police killing of George Floyd was arrested on a charge of inciting a riot by police who contend he helped spark a night of unrest in Birmingham. 

An attorney for Jermaine Johnson says he surrendered to police on the misdemeanor charge on Tuesday and paid a $500 bond. The lawyer says Johnson is not guilty.