Kentucky Police Killed Black Medical Worker Breonna Taylor 2 Months Ago, Cops Broke Into Wrong Apartment
Breonna Taylor, an emergency medical technician (EMT) worker, and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, were asleep when police reportedly broke down their apartment door and shot her eight times on March 13 in Louisville, Kentucky.
USA TODAY notes the police “warrant shows she was not the main target of the drug investigation and that no illegal narcotics were found inside the apartment.”
The Washington Post reports the family of the 26-year-old aspiring nurse has filed a lawsuit:
According to the lawsuit, filed April 27, Louisville police executed a search warrant at Taylor’s home, looking for a man who did not live in Taylor’s apartment complex and had already been detained when officers came to Taylor’s apartment after midnight.
Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, was also in the apartment and, according to the lawsuit, shot at officers when they attempted to enter without announcing themselves. The lawsuit alleges that police fired more than 20 rounds of ammunition into the apartment.
The police officers have not been charged, however, Walker has been charged with first-degree assault and attempted murder of a police officer.
Louisville Metro Police Department spokeswoman Jessie Halladay issued a statement: “There is an ongoing public integrity investigation into this case and therefore it would be inappropriate for us to comment at this time.”