(ReliableNews.org) – Louisville, Kentucky, remains on high-alert in the wake of the announcement of an indictment against one of three officers involved in a police raid on Breonna Taylor’s apartment in March. Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman, died as the result of multiple gunshot wounds.
Kentucky’s attorney general, Daniel Cameron, announced the grand jury indictment of former police detective Brett Hankison on three charges of first-degree wanton endangerment. However, as Taylor’s family attorney Ben Crump noted, the grand jury did not return any charges directly related to Breonna’s death.
Jefferson County Grand Jury indicts former ofc. Brett Hankison with 3 counts of Wanton Endangerment in 1st Degree for bullets that went into other apartments but NOTHING for the murder of Breonna Taylor. This is outrageous and offensive! pic.twitter.com/EarmBAhhuf
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) September 23, 2020
The New York Times reported scores of protesters began marching through the streets of Louisville in response to the indictment. More than a dozen police officers and a helicopter are said to be monitoring the current situation.
Authorities have already locked down the city’s downtown area and erected barricades in anticipation of mass protests due to the grand jury’s decision.
It appears tonight will be a long night for the citizens of Louisville, Kentucky.
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