In the U.S. state of Kentucky, a large jury has decided to prosecute one 26-year-old dark-skinned Breonna Taylorin against the fired police.
Terminated in June Brett Hankinson three separate charges were brought against him for causing danger, although Taylor lost his life in the situation. He may be sentenced to a maximum of five years’ imprisonment for each charge.
Two other police officers suspected of killing Taylor were not charged.
However, Hankinson’s charges are not related to Taylor’s death. Instead, he is considered a danger because the bullets he fired ended up in a neighboring apartment.
– Three charges of endangering bullets that flew to other homes, but none of Breonna Taylor’s murder, Taylor’s family lawyer Ben Crump rumbles.
– This is outrageous and offensive.
The civil rights organization ACLU considers the charges brought to be insufficient.
The decision has also sparked outrage among Black Lives Matter protesters who set out to protest the streets of Louisville immediately after the decision. The BLM movement had demanded charges against all three police officers.
Taylor was shot in her own bed
The case has been stirring up in the United States for months as police shot Taylor at his home in Louisville back in March.
Police in civilian clothes broke into Taylor’s apartment shortly after midnight as she slept in her bed with her boyfriend. The boyfriend thought the men who came in were criminals and started firing, to which the police also responded with fire.
Police hit Taylor several times and he died of his injuries. One of the police officers was injured in the situation.
Kentucky State Attorney General Daniel cameron says Hankinson did not shoot the bullets that killed Taylor. The other two police officers, on the other hand, fired the shots in self-defense.
Police broke into Taylor’s apartment with a special search warrant that does not require police to report themselves. Taylor did not have a criminal record and no drugs sought by police were found in her apartment.
Following the Taylor case, such exploration permits were banned in Louisville.
Last week, the City of Louisville agreed with Taylor’s family on $ 12 million in compensation.