Lest We Forget

Breonna Taylor1993-2020

On March 13, 2020 the 26-year-old aspiring nurse Breonna Taylor was killed in her apartment. She was shot at least eight times by three white Louisville police officers who were executing a drug warrant. But the police officers were in the wrong house. And the man they were looking for had already been arrested that afternoon.

The police officers were dressed in plain clothes and did not announce or identify themselves. When they tried to force their entrance into the apartment Breonna's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, shot in self-defense and hit one of the officers in the leg.

In response, the police officers fired almost 20 rounds of ammunition into the apartment, killing Breonna Taylor.

The officers who killed Breonna Taylor were not charged.

Kenneth Walker, who tried to defend their lives, was arrested with charges of first-degree assault and attempted murder of a police officer.

Update: On May 21st, the charges against Kenneth Walker were dropped.

Update: On June 1st, the F.B.I. announced an investigation into the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.