Tension continues to rise nationwide as more questions are raised in the police involved shooting of Breonna Taylor. Taylor was killed inside of her home in the greater Louisville area during the early hours of March 13, 2020.
According to reports, police entered Taylor’s apartment during the early hours of March 13, 2020 as part of a narcotics investigation. Police reportedly returned fire after an officer was shot by someone in the apartment. In all, law enforcement fired 22 times, hitting Taylor eight times and killing her.The Louisville Metro Police Department never found the narcotics they were looking for in the apartment.
In response, Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, has filed a lawsuit against the LMPD. Walker’s defense attorney, Rob Eggert, has claimed that Walker fired at the officers because he believed the house was being broken into as the officers allegedly did not announce themselves before entering. In addition, Walker’s lawsuit claims that officers were not looking for him or Taylor, but rather they were looking for Jamarcus Glover. Glover was reportedly detained earlier that morning approximately 10 miles for Taylor’s home.
“Had Breonna Taylor been killed by anyone except police, the person or persons responsible for her death would have been charged with a homicide,” Eggert stated in a court document.
At this time, no charges have been made regarding Taylor’s death. Also, LMPD has not yet released the search warrant or any body camera footage of the incident.
Prior to her untimely passing, Taylor was a certified EMT who worked two jobs at local hospitals. She was described her family as “kind, hardworking and honest.” She was just 26 at the time of her death.