BLOOMINGTON — A judge has taken back the appointment of a public defender for a Black activist in Monroe County.
Vauhxx Booker alleges a group of white men threatened to attack him on July 4, 2020, at a property near Lake Monroe.
A Johnson County judge initially granted Booker's request for a public defender and then reversed it days later.
The judge said the change came after a GoFundMe account was set up on Booker's behalf. As of Sunday, the fund was worth about $36,000.
Booker will now have to hire a lawyer or represent himself.
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