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Protesters Demand Police Accountability on Anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s Killing

HeadlineMar 15, 2021

Protests and gatherings were held in Louisville, Kentucky, and other cities across the country Saturday, marking one year since plainclothes police officers busted through the door of Breonna Taylor’s home in the middle of the night and shot her dead. Breonna Taylor was a Black, 26-year-old emergency medical technician and aspiring nurse. This is Keturah Herron of the ACLU of Kentucky.

Keturah Herron: “No one has been charged. No one has been prosecuted or convicted for her murder. And it’s important for people to remember that and that we have to continue to fight and we can’t stop. We have to keep going, and we cannot rest. Breonna was not able to rest, so we should not be able to rest until people are held accountable for the murder.”

On Friday, Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker filed a federal lawsuit against the Louisville Police Department for violations of his constitutional rights. Walker, who was in the apartment with Taylor when she was killed, was cleared just last week of charges for allegedly shooting and wounding a police officer during the deadly raid.

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