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Breonna Taylor: protests after grand jury do not indict officers connected to her death

Telegraph, 27 Sep 2020
Protests have continued across the US after a grand jury did not indict three officers directly connected to Breonna Taylor's death.

Ms Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical worker, was shot multiple times by white plainclothes officers after her boyfriend fired at them when they entered her home after midnight on a “no-knock” search warrant on March 13.

The mother of Breonna Taylor, who was shot dead in her bed by police in Kentucky, said the decision not to charge officers with her killing showed how the US justice system fails black people, as protesters vowed to continue demonstrating.

One officer was charged with wanton endangerment for firing into the home of Ms Taylor’s neighbour, in an indictment announced by Daniel Cameron, Kentucky’s Attorney General, on Wednesday. No charges were brought directly relating to her killing.

“I was reassured Wednesday why I had no faith in the legal system, in the police, in the law, which is not made to protect us black and brown people,” said Ms Taylor’s mother Tamika Palmer, in a statement read out by her sister, Bianca Austin.

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