BREONNA Taylor was shot dead by police at her home in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 13.
The frontline medic, who worked for two local hospitals, had no criminal history. Here is everything we know.
Who was Breonna Taylor?
Breonna Taylor was 26-year-old emergency medical technician from Louisville, Kentucky.
The frontline medic had no criminal record and worked for two local hospitals.
Her mother, Tamika Palmer, said of her daughter: “She had a whole plan on becoming a nurse and buying a house and then starting a family.
"Breonna had her head on straight, and she was a very decent person.”
What happened to her?
Breonna was shot dead in her home by police on March 13.
Cops were looking for suspect Jamarcus Glover, who allegedly dated Breonna two years ago.
But the man was arrested in a separate raid ten miles away on the same night officers broke into her apartment.
Breonna's boyfriend Kenneth Walker – who was not the man wanted by cops – fired one shot with his legally held weapon, claiming he thought they were burglars.
Three officers returned fire with a hail of bullets that killed front line medic Breonna.
Cops said they had seen Glover pick up a USPS package at Breonna’s home and drive to a “known drug house”.
But a Louisville postal inspector, Tony Gooden, told a local news station that Louisville police did not check with his office about Breonna’s apartment.
He said another law enforcement agency had asked his office in January to investigate for suspicious mail arriving at her home, but they concluded there were none.
Will the police face consequences?
Police have not commented directly on Taylor's death.
The three officers involved in the shooting were reassigned while pending the outcome of the investigation.
Breonna's family are seeking unspecified damages from Louisville Metro Police Department.
Their lawsuit states: "Breonna had posed no threat to the officers and did nothing to deserve to die at their hands."
The family's lawyer, Ben Crump, said: "We stand with the family of this young woman in demanding answers from the Louisville Police Department.
"Despite the tragic circumstances surrounding her death, the department has not provided any answers regarding the facts and circumstances of how this tragedy occurred, nor have they taken responsibility for her senseless killing."
Source: Read Full Article