Updated: Aug 2, 2020
Breonna Taylor was a 26-year-old, award winning emergency medical technician and aspiring nurse from Louisville, Kentucky. On the night of March 13, 2020, the Louisville Metro Police executed a no-knock warrant, looking for drugs that were never found, reportedly trafficked by a person who did not live with Breonna but instead lived miles away from her complex-and whom was already in police custody. Breonna's home was sprayed with multiple rounds. She was shot 8 times, killing her in her bed where she was asleep.
On June 10, 2020, the Louisville city council voted unanimously to ban no-knock search warrants. The law is called Breonna's Law and requires all officers who serve warrants to wear body cameras and have them turned on from at least five minutes before the warrant is served to at least five minutes after. Despite demands for justice, petitions, and mass protests, the officers who murdered Breonna still have not been charged or arrested.
TAKE ADDITIONAL ACTION TO HELP HER MOTHER GET ANSWERS & GET THEIR DEMANDS MET:
POST about Breonna, using the hashtags #BreonnaTaylor and #JusticeForBre. Her story has yet to receive the national attention it must to cause local systems to respond. Share her story, images of her smiling face, and tag the responsible parties. On Twitter, use @LMPD, @LouisvilleMayor, and @GovAndyBeshear. On Instagram, use @LMPD.ky, @MayorGregFischer, and @GovAndyBeshear. We can not stop until she receives a response.
MAKE CALLS & SEND EMAILS for Breonna to the investigative agencies, institutions and individuals in charge and make the demands known!