- Breonna Taylor’s mom stated her daughter’s dying was “so avoidable” in an interview with CNN.
- A yr later, Tamika Palmer, needs the officers concerned to be charged for Taylor’s deadly capturing.
- Taylor was fatally shot by Louisville law enforcement officials on March 13, 2020.
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Breonna Taylor’s mom mirrored on the dying of her daughter in an interview with CNN that aired Friday, roughly one yr after Louisville law enforcement officials barged into Taylor’s condo and fatally shot her.
In the interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, Tamika Palmer stated she is “angered that it was so avoidable.”
Palmer’s 26-year-old daughter was killed in her condo whereas the officers have been executing a search warrant. Palmer advised WLKY-TV that “the appropriate factor” could be charging the officers for her kid’s dying.
“I am unable to imagine it is a yr later and we’re nonetheless simply asking individuals to do the appropriate factor,” Palmer advised the community, including that she wished to see the officers “arrested, and charged, and convicted.”
The officers concerned — Brett Hankinson, Myles Cosgrove, and Jonathan Mattingly — weren’t charged in Taylor’s dying. Prosecutors stated the deadly capturing was justified, since Taylor’s boyfriend was the primary to open fireplace on the officers on the door, pondering they have been intruders.
Hankinson was in the end charged with three counts of wanton endangerment for recklessly capturing into Taylor’s neighbor’s condo through the raid.
The Metropolis of Louisville settled with Taylor’s property final September, paying out $12 million.
The deaths of Taylor and different Black Individuals like George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery final yr prompted a wave of protests and fomented a motion towards police brutality in America final yr. Activists are nonetheless on the bottom in Louisville and throughout the nation honoring and calling for justice for Taylor.
—Hayes Gardner (@HayesGardner) March 13, 2021
“That is about justice,” Louisville City League’s Sadiqa Reynolds told USA Today. “That is about our energy to alter this world for our youngsters, for my daughter. That is so we guarantee that not one other particular person dies by the hands of the police.”