After the announcement was made that three White police officers won’t face charges for the death of Breonna Taylor, the national community exploded in protest to show that the lives of the most disrespected person in America mattered, the Black woman.
On the night of March 13, 2020, three Louisville, Kentucky, police officers served a no-knock warrant at the home of Breonna Taylor as she and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, laid peacefully in their bed. Looking for another suspect wanted for drug charges, the officers busted into Taylor’s home. Thinking that a home burglary was taking place, Walker took his registered gun and began shooting at the officers.
Taylor was shot during the exchange and died while Walker was arrested and charged with attempted murder, but later released for the misunderstanding. The three White police officers that were involved in the search: Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove were never charged for Taylor’s Death, but Hankison was fired for use of deadly force of wantonly and blindly firing a weapon. State of Kentucky Attorney General, Daniel Cameron, was given the investigation to determine if criminal prosecution is warranted.
Cameron presented a case to a grand jury, but it’s not clear what Cameron presented to argue the criminal charges against Hankison.
Before the grand jury’s verdict was announced, on September 15th the family of Taylor settled with a $12 million civil lawsuit. Then the following week on September 23rd, Cameron announced that the grand jury decided that Hankison will only be indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment.
Black Lives Matter activist, Tamika Mallory, slams Attorney General, Daniel Cameron, for his selling out Black people, and not showing support for Black Women in general.