Two police officers were shot during demonstrations in Louisville, Kentucky on Wednesday night. The protests followed the grand jury’s decision to not charge any officers with the killing of Breonna Taylor. Although the grand jury did indict former detective Brett Hankinson on three counts of “wanton endangerment,” demonstrators and activists immediately criticized the decision as insufficient.
A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted one of three Louisville officers will face criminal charges in the March 13 fatal police shooting of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor.
For at least five minutes Taylor fought for her life while struggling and coughing for breath, according to her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, who told investigators that Taylor was alive as he called her mom and yelled for help, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported Friday.
On Tuesday, a large group of people marched to the home of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to protest the fact that the officers who killed Breonna Taylor have not yet been arrested and charged. Eighty-seven protesters, dressed in white shirts, occupied A.G. Cameron’s lawn, peacefully sitting down to hold their space. According to a police statement sent to Refinery29, they were arrested and charged with felonies; among those arrested were Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams, NFL player Kenny Stills, activists and Until Freedom co-founders Tamika D. Mallory and Linda Sarsour, and Love and Hip-Hop star Yandy Smith.
Breonna Taylor was a few weeks shy of 27 when Louisville Metro Police Department officers Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison, and Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, burst into her apartment and fatally shot her.
The city of Louisville will fire one of the officers responsible for killing Black EMT Breonna Taylor, accusing him of “blindly” firing into the woman’s home while serving a no-knock warrant.
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Police confirmed they’re investigating newly surfaced sexual assault accusations against one of the officers accused in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor.
The FBI in Louisville, Kentucky, has opened an investigation into the police-involved shooting death of front-line worker Breonna Taylor.
Following the shooting death of 26-year-old EMT Breonna Taylor, the Louisville Metro Police Department will tighten restrictions on the use of “no-knock” warrants, along with requiring police officers to wear body cameras in more situations.
The union representing Louisville Metro Police officers lashed out at a local judge Friday for releasing from jail an inmate who allegedly shot a police officer earlier this month, calling the action “a slap in the face to everyone wearing a badge.”