Thursday, 24 September 2020

Breonna Taylor: Two Cops Shot During Protests In Louisville


Two policemen were shot during protests in the United States over a judge’s decision not to charge any officers in the murder of Breonna Taylor.

Taylor was a black hospital worker who was shot multiple times when three officers raided her house on March 13, 2020.

A grand jury in the city of Louisville ended up returning only one minor charge against one of the officers for shots that hit a neighboring apartment. 

 Breonna Taylor
Breonna Taylor

According to the attorney general, the actions of the two other officers had been justified.

One of the cops had been hit by a shot fired by Taylor’s boyfriend who later told police that he thought it was an ex-boyfriend of Taylor who had broken into the apartment.

A search warrant for Taylor’s home had been granted by a judge as investigators suspected her ex-boyfriend (a convicted drug dealer) was using the address to receive packages. Taylor had no criminal records.

A protester arrested in Louisville
A protester arrested in Louisville

The two policemen were shot on Wednesday night and are in stable condition at the moment, with a suspect having been arrested.

A state of emergency has been declared and a three-day curfew in effect.

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