called for the Department of Justice to investigate Taylor’s killing. "[97] The lawsuit details that Mattingly underwent five hours of surgery because the shot severed his femoral artery, and alleges battery, assault and emotional distress. The motion asked Stevens to grant Walker immunity because he was within his rights to defend himself and Taylor under Kentucky's stand-your-ground law. [54] A day later, Cameron said that he did not recommend murder charges to the grand jury, but maintained that he presented "a thorough and complete case". The postal office said it was actually asked by a different agency to monitor packages going to Taylor's apartment, but after doing so, it concluded, "There's [sic] no packages of interest going there." 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[46][86] The LMPD officers said they announced themselves before entering the home and were immediately met with gunfire from Walker. [60] Hankison was one of five members of the board, which consists of three civilians and two police officers selected by the River City Fraternal Order of Police. [90] Rob Eggert, an attorney representing Walker, released a statement saying, "he just wanted to resume his life." Demonstrators march along Constitution Avenue in protest following a Kentucky grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case on Sept. 23, 2020 in Washington, DC. Fact checking 8 myths in Breonna Taylor case: Was she asleep when police shot her? [17] On September 23, a state grand jury indicted Hankison on three counts of wanton endangerment for endangering Taylor's neighbors with his shots. Protesters gather at Barclays Center, Sept. 23, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, following a Kentucky grand jury's decision not to indict any police officers for the killing of Breonna Taylor. The police department said that technical errors led to a nearly entirely blank malformed report. Ultimately, Cameron quashed Romines' theory, saying Mattingly was struck by a 9 mm round; officers on scene all carried .40 caliber handguns. [119], On May 27, one Louisville police sergeant said that "The comment section is full of 'All cops need to die' and 'Kill pigs' and things like that" and that several days earlier, while responding to a 911 call near Taylor's apartment, multiple people threw pieces of concrete at police officers (who were uninjured) and then ran away. "Video of Seattle officer appearing to roll over protester's head with bike prompts probe: "He just ran over his head," one observer shouted. A subsequent search of Taylor's apartment found no drugs. The media claimed Breonna Taylor was shot during a “no knock” warrant – False. [16] On September 15, the city of Louisville agreed to pay Taylor's family $12 million and reform police practices. Sign up here. [68] Bullets also entered the upstairs apartment of a black family but no charges were filed. "A Seattle police officer rolled his bike over a protester's head. According to officials, Walker's bullet struck Sgt. The protest was in response to a Louisville grand jury decision about the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor. [144][145][146] In late July 2020, American record producer J. W. Lucas, who is white, made controversial statements on Twitter that seemed to justify Taylor's murder, which received extremely negative reactions, including from activist Tamika Mallory, with whom he later had a heated exchange on Instagram Live. Outrage over a grand jury's failure to bring homicide charges against the officers who burst into Taylor's apartment six months ago set off a new round of demonstrations in several American cities. These charges have since been dropped. Mattingly said the warrant for her apartment was secured as a no-knock, but he was told to knock and announce. At the same time, Taylor's sister, Juniyah Palmer, posted on her Facebook page, "At this point y'all are no longer doing this for my sister! Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African-American woman, was fatally shot in her Louisville, Kentucky apartment on March 13, 2020, when white plainclothes officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove of the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) forced entry into the apartment as part of an investigation into drug dealing operations. [34][35][36] However, in phone calls made after Taylor's death, Glover has also repeatedly claimed that she was not involved in any drug operations, and he has made conflicting statements about having left money with her. The truth has finally emerged about Breonna Taylor's death this past March. 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Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, did not live in the apartment, according to the address listed on his arrest citation. Amid the virus, the killing of Taylor, 26, in her own home has escaped scrutiny – but anger is building, as are calls for a judicial review, Last modified on Thu 14 May 2020 14.11 EDT. Breonna Taylor, who was killed on 13 March when police fired more than 20 rounds into her apartment in Louisville. Tanesha Grant of Manhattan led about one-hundred people in a peaceful protest at Union Square in Manhattan Sept. 24, 2020, one day after a grand jury charged only one officer for shooting into a neighboring apartment in the case of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky. [150] It was the first issue in the magazine's 20-year history that did not have Winfrey's image on its cover. Protesters march on Gallatin Ave. past the East Nashville Library on the way downtown, Sept. 23, 2020 in Nashville, Tenn. [65], On September 23, 2020, a state grand jury indicted Hankison on three counts of wanton endangerment for endangering a neighboring white family of three when shots he fired penetrated their apartment. Crump, who also represents the Arbery family, has previously been involved in other high-profile cases of African American shooting victims including Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Tamir Rice. 'This city has failed us': Louisville protesters angered over lack of indictments in Breonna Taylor case. This article is more than 4 months old. “She had no regard for her health when it came to helping others,” said lawyer Ben Crump in a virtual press conference on Wednesday. ", "Calls to 'arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor' have been turned into an online meme that some say has gone too far", "The Memeification Of Breonna Taylor's Death", "A new genre of protest meme has Breonna Taylor's name trending. The Courier Journal obtained copies of five search warrants Louisville police received March 12 as part of a narcotics investigation. [92], On May 15, Taylor's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the estate of Breonna Taylor against the officers and the city of Louisville. But is it appropriate? But when the police called him two months later, he said he heard, "This is the cops. Brett Hankison's termination from LMPD is official", "Appeal delayed for fired LMPD officer involved in Breonna Taylor raid", "Breonna Taylor decision: arrests as protesters take to streets for second night", "Breonna Taylor's Neighbor: Why Weren't Cops Charged for Shots Fired Into My Apartment? We've also collected some of the most prominent misconceptions and falsehoods posted on social media about the case to set the record straight. This time it's the case of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician who was killed by the police in her home in Louisville, Kentucky, during a narcotics bust in … [19] Cosgrove was determined to have fired the fatal shot that killed Taylor. “That one shooting – and then when it doesn’t get the proper response from those in city government – can be the thing that knocks the dominoes down,” he said. There is no evidence Glover was living in Taylor's apartment. That's what the evidence that I saw. Walker's close friends said that his job was to protect Taylor at any cost. [122] On July 14, the national social justice organization Until Freedom organized a march of over 100 people to Attorney General Cameron's house, where protesters occupied his lawn, demanding charges against the officers involved in the killing. [56][49] The officers' shots hit objects in the living room, dining room, kitchen, hallway, bathroom, and both bedrooms. The suit also claims that Walker's response to the officers raid via a no-knock warrant was "outrageous, intolerable and offends all accepted standards of decency or morality. [9][15], On June 23, 2020, the LMPD fired Hankison for blindly firing through the covered patio door and window of Taylor's apartment. [79] On September 4, several news sources, including The Courier-Journal, reported that photographs of police officers taken late that day showed that at least one wore a body camera. [18] None of the officers involved in the raid has been charged in Taylor's death. Taylor's apartment was considered a "soft target" with minimal threats. [77][73] The juror agreed with the first juror's statement, including that members of the grand jury wanted to consider other charges against the officers, including homicide charges. ", Wanton endangerment: What to know about the charges one Louisville officer faces. Blinds covered the door and the window. About one-hundred people held a peaceful protest at Union Square in Manhattan Sept. 24, 2020, one day after a grand jury charged only one officer for shooting into a neighboring apartment in the case of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky. That changed after the release of a video showing the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery – a black jogger who was confronted and gunned down by a white father and son.