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US Louisville, Ky, to probe handling of Breonna Taylor shooting

19:40  30 june  2020
19:40  30 june  2020 Source:   msn.com

FBI says Breonna Taylor case is 'top priority' for Louisville agents

  FBI says Breonna Taylor case is 'top priority' for Louisville agents FBI investigators say Breonna Taylor's months-old case is a "top priority" for them."We have our best agents working on this," Robert Brown, the special agent in charge of Louisville's FBI field office, told activists in a conference call, according to ABC News. "This is definitely our top priority."Taylor, a 26-year-old Black EMT, died in March after she was fatally shot by plainclothes police who arrived at her home in Louisville late at night to execute a no-knock warrant as part of a drug case. No drugs were found during the search.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Government officials in Kentucky said they will begin an investigation into the city of Louisville's handling of the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor.

A woman screams at a police officer during a rally against the death of Breonna Taylor and other forms of racial injustices, in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., June 27, 2020. © REUTERS/Bryan Woolston A woman screams at a police officer during a rally against the death of Breonna Taylor and other forms of racial injustices, in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., June 27, 2020.

The Louisville Metro Council's government oversight committee, which has subpoena powers, announced its intentions Monday, news outlets reported. The council's next meeting is scheduled for July 23.

"The citizens of this community, including members of this Metro Council, have been very upset with the perceived lack of transparency by the city,” said Brent Ackerson, who chairs the committee. “It’s our intention, as a committee, to formally begin an investigation, to bring people in and get legitimate answers and legitimate documentation.”

Lili Reinhart Apologizes for Her 'Tone Deaf' Use of a Topless Pic to Advocate Justice for Breonna Taylor

  Lili Reinhart Apologizes for Her 'Tone Deaf' Use of a Topless Pic to Advocate Justice for Breonna Taylor 'I made a mistake with my caption.'According to a screenshot of the since-deleted post, Reinhart shared a pic of herself topless on the beach. In the caption of the post, she advocated for justice for Breonna Taylor, the screenshot shows.

Jean Porter, a spokeswoman for Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, said he welcomed the review. She said Fischer already has authorized a thorough review of the Louisville Metro Police Department and a separate investigation of actions related to the Taylor case.

For nearly a month, protesters have been calling for the officers involved in Taylor’s death to be charged.

Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was killed in her Louisville apartment March 13 by plainclothes detectives who were serving a no-knock warrant in a drug investigation. No drugs were found, and one of the officers was recently fired. Two other officers remain on administrative reassignment.

Taylor’s death also has attracted attention from celebrities, including Lizzo, Jada Pinkett Smith and Beyoncé. Millions have signed an online petition demanding justice for Taylor.

Calls for action against the officers have gotten louder during a national reckoning over racism and police brutality following George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. Officials there are prosecuting four officers involved, including bringing a murder charge against the officer who pressed a knee into Floyd’s neck on May 25.

Influencers use Breonna Taylor memes to demand arrest of Louisville police .
Influencers are saturating social media with memes about recipes or sports to grab attention, then shift the focus to Breonna Taylor's death.While these images have no direct connection to police brutality or Black Lives Matter, they have all been used to promote the same message: "Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor.

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