- A Washington school board has filled a vacancy on its board with Talauna Reed
- Reed has caused controversy with comments that have been labeled ‘anti-police’
- A video clip has surfaced of Reed calling police ‘pigs’ and yelling ‘f**k the police’
- She became involved in activism after the death of her aunt, Yvonne McDonald
- McDonald was found dead in Olympia, Washington, in 2018 by a street cleaner
- Reed alleged that her aunt was murdered and called for the worker to resign
- Cops say there’s no proof her aunt’s death was a homicide
During the video Talauna Reed, 46, also told a crowd of people gathered for the demonstration to ‘tear everything up in this f**king city,’ referring to the state’s capital city of Olympia.
Reed will be filling a position on the Olympia School Board that was made vacant in August and was sworn into her new position last Thursday.
Her engagement in local activism was prompted when in 2018 her aunt Yvonne McDonald was found dead on an Olympia street. Reed has alleged that McDonald was murdered and the city covered up the crime.
No arrests have been made in the case. Police said she died of blunt force trauma to her abdomen, with complications related to alcohol.
She ran for the city council last year but was unsuccessful, securing around 40 percent of the vote.
The school board said in a press release that it interviewed six candidates for the position, but ultimately awarded it to Reed.
During the controversial clip that has caused Reed to be labeled ‘anti-police’, she is seen standing under a canopy and addressing a crowd.
‘It amazes me how those pigs can sit over there to watch us peacefully talk about what we want to change in this state,’ she said.