Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer (D) is calling for an investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT who was shot eight times in her apartment by city police, reports The Hill.
"As always, my priority is that the truth comes out, and for justice to follow the part of the truth," Fischer said in a statement on Tuesday, nearly two months after the incident. "Police work can involve incredibly difficult situations. Additionally, residents have rights. These two concepts must be weighed by our justice system as the case proceeds."
- On March 13th (nearly two months ago) city police were exercising a drug warrant at Taylor's apartment. They entered the apartment while Taylor was asleep.
- They were looking for a man who did not live at Taylor's apartment complex. What's more -- the man they were looking for had already been detained when they entered Taylor's home.
- Taylor's boyfriend Kenneth Walker was at the apartment during the warrant. He is a registered gun owner and shot at police when he says they neither knocked nor identified themselves.
- The police dept. says they did announce themselves before they forced entry into the home. They were in plain clothes -- not police uniforms.
- Neither Walker or police were hurt after police answered Walker's two shots with over twenty. Taylor, on the other hand, was hit eight times.
- Walker has since been charged with assault and attempted murder of a police officer.
- Taylor's family is accusing the officers of wrongful death, excessive force, and gross negligence.
- Two officers are on administrative leave and the department's Public Integrity Unit is conducting an investigation and will hand over a report before next steps are taken on the case.
- Taylor was on the frontlines of the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. "I was more worried about her washing her hands than getting shot in her home," her mother told her local news station.