May 13, 2020

Breonna Taylor: 26-Year-Old Black Woman Was Murdered In Her Sleep By Police

“Breonna Taylor was a 26-year-old EMT in Louisville. An essential worker, fighting every day to help people. As she slept in her bed cops raided her home, mistaking it with another, and shot her 8 times. The police murdered her. She deserves justice. #BreonnaTaylor” – Frederick Joseph

(USA TODAY) – “Shooting victim Breonna Taylor was not the main target of the narcotics investigation that prompted Louisville police officers to enter her home unannounced March 13, police and court records show.

VIDEO: ASSOCIATED PRESS – “Prominent civil rights attorney Ben Crump has been hired by the family of a black woman who was fatally shot by Louisville, Kentucky police in her home. Breonna Taylor, was killed on March 13th.” 

The Louisville Metro Police investigation, records show, was centered around a “trap house” more than 10 miles from Taylor’s apartment and two suspects police believed were selling drugs.

Breonna Taylor’s shooting death by Louisville police has raised questions about why police entered her home in the early morning hours of March 13 and opened fire on her in her apartment.

Police say that Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, fired first, wounding an officer. Walker says that he believed someone was breaking into the home and acted in self-defense.

Taylor, 26, was shot eight times by officers before being pronounced dead at the scene.”

Breonna Taylor’s Attorney Ben Crump

(INSIDER) – “We stand with the family of this young woman in demanding answers from the Louisville Police Department,” Crump said.

“Despite the tragic circumstances surrounding her death, the Department has not provided any answers regarding the facts and circumstances of how this tragedy occurred, nor have they taken responsibility for her senseless killing.”

Attorney Ben Crump discussing the results of a forensic examination. Jay Reeves/AP