Protesters rally in Louisville after no officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death were charged for homicide.
Officer Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment. Two other officers involved in the incident, Myles Cosgrove and Johnathan Mattingly, have not been charged.
Taylor was killed while sleeping in her bed in on March 13, after police officers broke into her apartment under a ‘no-knock warrant’ suspecting her to be part of a drug ring.
The woman was eventually shot eight times as the officers exchanged gunshots with her boyfriend.
Police in Louisville, Kentucky, are restricting access to downtown in preparation for the state attorney general’s announcement about whether he’ll charge officers in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death.
Louisville Metro Police Department interim Chief Robert Schroeder told media members Tuesday morning that he understood closing several downtown streets frustrated many in the community, and he apologized for the inconvenience. But he defended the move as necessary as Louisville waits for an announcement from Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron.
“Due to increased attention and activity in anticipation of an announcement from Attorney General Daniel Cameron regarding the Breonna Taylor case, a decision was made to accelerate plans to physically restrict access to the downtown area,” the LMPD said in a statement tweeted early Tuesday. “While we do not know when the Attorney General will make his announcement, LMPD is taking the following actions now to ensure the area is as safe as possible for those coming downtown to express their First Amendment Rights, as well as those who live and work in the area.”
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