One officer indicted, six months after Breonna Taylor killed in police shooting

One officer indicted, six months after Breonna Taylor killed in police shooting

Some sat quietly and wept.

Many assume that this forewarning by the Louisville PD is indicative that charges won't be laid against Taylor's killers. Taylor's image has been painted on streets, emblazoned on protest signs and silk-screened on T-shirts worn by celebrities.

The American Civil Liberties Union condemned the grand jury charges as "not accountability and not close to justice". The defendant faces three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree.

When will state prosecutors in Kentucky make a decision about the shooting death of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor? Some began preparing food. The probe will examine whether the officers violated any police policies during the incident, and could result in their firing - another call that has been put forth by demonstrators, especially if police are not charged.

- September 5: Hundreds peacefully protest outside Kentucky Derby, urging Cameron to criminally charge the officers.

The civil settlement with Ms Taylor's family reflected the public pressure and emotion surrounding her death, which came about two months before that of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis.

He said the pain many across the country feel is "understandable".

At a news conference, Cameron warned against "mob justice". "Sometimes the criminal law is not adequate to respond to a tragedy". "My mother, if something was to happen to me, would find it very hard", he added, choking up.

- June 14: Pop star Beyoncé writes Attorney General Daniel Cameron, urging him to charge police officers.

Demonstrators gather in New York to protest the grand jury's decision
Demonstrators gather in New York to protest the grand jury's decision

Sgt. Brett Hankison, who, according to his termination letter, shot 10 rounds blindly into Taylor's apartment, was sacked in June.

A follow-up tweet compared the controversial "no knock warrant" that lead to Breonna's wrongful death to the oppressive impact of institutional racism in the US. Officers opened fire, they said, after Taylor's boyfriend Kenneth Walker shot at them. He can bring a case to a grand jury, which could indict the officers, but Cameron has previously declined to discuss the specifics of a timeline. "The answer to that is unequivocally yes".

Kerry Washington, the star of Hulu's "Little Fires Everywhere", noted that Cameron is on President Trump's list of potential Supreme Court nominees. Breonna Taylor should still be with us and her family deserved justice today.

Mr Walker fired one round with his pistol, hitting one of the officers in the thigh, officials say.

The other two officers who discharged their weapons that night, Sgt Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove, have been reassigned to administrative duties.

- September 15: City announces civil settlement providing Taylor's family with $12 million and promising police reforms.

"The Grand Jury determined that there is no evidence to support a criminal violation of state law caused Ms. Taylor's death".

It has been almost 200 days since Breonna Taylor was killed in her own apartment by Louisville police officers.

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