AG Announces Investigation Into Louisville Police Department Over Breonna Taylor Death

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a Department of Justice-led investigation into the officer-involved death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky. Taylor was shot to death during a police raid of her home in March 2020, with her death later becoming a rallying cry for Black Lives Matter protests and riots last year. In the incident, police came through Taylor’s door using a battering ram. Her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, allegedly opened fire at police, who fired back, striking and killing Taylor, officials said. Walker maintained that he was not aware that police were conducting a raid at the time. Last year, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said a neighbor corroborated the police’s claims that they knocked on Taylor’s door, which disputed allegations that authorities used a “no-knock warrant,” while he added that the officers involved were shot at first by Walker. But on Monday, Garland said that the Justice Department will …

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