Demonstrators gather in Newark seeking justice for Breonna Taylor
A group of about 150 people gathered in Newark Thursday afternoon to call for justice for Breonna Taylor, a Kentucky woman who was shot and killed during a police raid in Louisville.
The group carried signs that said, “Justice for Breonna Taylor.” They say that their message is simple: there will be no justice for Taylor until the police officers who shot her go to prison.
The demonstrators say that they are angered by a grand jury’s decision to indict only one of the three officers involved in the raid. That officer was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment for firing shots that went into another home with people inside – but not for Taylor’s death.
The Newark demonstrators are pointing the finger at Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron.
“He should resign immediately. The People’s Organization for Progress call for his immediate resignation. We don’t care if he’s Black or not. He is a toll of white supremacy in the state of Kentucky,” says civil rights advocate Larry Hamm.
The Taylor investigation is still ongoing. Authorities say two officers who shot at Taylor after barging into her apartment on a warrant were justified because Taylor’s boyfriend had fired one shot at them.
The FBI is looking into possible civil rights violations.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.