Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is expected to announce whether the officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT who was killed on March 13, will face criminal charges.
According to media reports, a grand jury will hear the findings of the investigation and decide on whether the cops involved should face criminal charges.
The announcement from the office of Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron is not expected until next week, WAVE-TV reported.
Protesters are calling for the three officers who opened fire that night to be fired and charged with murder.
Brett Hankinson, one of the officers, was fired for firing ten shots into Taylor’s apartment. Myles Cosgrove and John Mattingly are still on the force on administrative assignment.
Taylor and Kenneth Walker had been sleeping when the cops served a no-knock warrant at her apartment and opened fire.
Walker, a licensed gun owner, fired a shot believing the cops were burglars. Officer Hankinson returned fire, and the two other officers also opened fire, hitting Taylor eight times.
Walker immediately called 911 and frantically told dispatchers: “Somebody kicked in the door and shot my girlfriend.”
The officers at Taylor’s apartment did not know that the suspect they were looking for, Taylor’s ex-boyfriend, had already been taken into custody hours before the shooting.
The EMT’s death received national attention after the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis.
Floyd passed away after saying ‘I can’t breathe’ several times while under the knee of officer Derek Chauvin.
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