Milwaukee activist Khalil Coleman was arrested by U.S. Marshals and placed in custody at the Milwaukee County Jail after missing a court date in Kentucky.
The arrest was first reported by the conservative website Wisconsin Right Now.
Coleman, 35, was arrested in February by the Elsmere Police Department, which accuses Coleman, and two others, of attempting to rob a drug house.
“On February 15th I was arrested in Kenton county accused of a crime I did not commit,” Coleman said in a Facebook post.
Coleman missed a scheduled court date and as a result a warrant was issued. He was booked into Milwaukee County Jail on April 26. He said he is awaiting extradition to Kentucky.
Last summer in Milwaukee, Coleman was one of the main organizers for marches against police brutality after George Floyd was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis.