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Breonna Taylor’s Boyfriend Says Police Never Identified Themselves During Fatal Raid

HeadlineOct 15, 2020
Image Credit: CBS This Morning

In Louisville, Kentucky, Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker said Wednesday that police officers did not attempt to save Taylor as she lay dying in her own home after she was struck by a hail of police gunfire last March. Walker also told CBS’s Gayle King that no one identified themselves in the deadly no-knock police raid that led to Breonna Taylor’s death.

Kenneth Walker: “There was a loud bang at the door. Nobody was responding, when we were saying, 'Who is it?'”

Gayle King: “You all did ask, 'Who is it?'”

Kenneth Walker: “Several times. Several times, both of us. And there was no response.”

Gayle King: “You know, the police say that they said several times, ’It’s the police.’”

Kenneth Walker: “If they knock on the door and say who it was, we could hear them. It was dead silent. I know, a million percent sure, that nobody identified themselves.”

This comes less than a month after a grand jury failed to charge any of the three officers who conducted the raid with the killing of Breonna Taylor. On Wednesday, a second grand juror joined a motion to lift the gag order on the grand jury proceedings in order to speak publicly about the decision.

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