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US Father of Michael Brown Jr. attends Breonna Taylor protest

05:15  10 august  2020
05:15  10 august  2020 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Protesters clash with the police on Friday in Louisville, Ky. They were calling for police accountability in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor .Credit Whitney Curtis for The New York Times.

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The father of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, was among the 200 people who gathered in Kentucky on Saturday in Breonna Taylor's memory, CBS Louisville affiliate WLKY-TV reports. Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT, was shot dead by officers during a drug raid inside her home in March.

The group gathered near a mural depicting Taylor with the goal of holding police accountable.

Winfrey demanding justice for Breonna Taylor with billboards

  Winfrey demanding justice for Breonna Taylor with billboards LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — First, Oprah Winfrey put Breonna Taylor on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine. Now the media mogul is spreading her message with billboards demanding justice for the Kentucky woman shot to death during a police raid. Twenty-six billboards are going up across Louisville, Kentucky, demanding that the police officers involved in Taylor's death be arrested and charged, according to news outlets. That's one billboard for everyTwenty-six billboards are going up across Louisville, Kentucky, demanding that the police officers involved in Taylor's death be arrested and charged, according to news outlets. That's one billboard for every year of the Black woman's life.

On the fifth anniversary of Michael Brown 's death in Ferguson, his father urged St. Louis County's top prosecutor Friday to reopen the investigation into the white police officer 9, 2014, Michael Brown Sr. addressed reporters outside of the St. Louis County Justice Center in the St. Louis suburb of Clayton.

Breonna Taylor , a 26-year-old African-American emergency medical technician, was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove on March 13, 2020.

"The message is arrest the cops responsible for killing Breonna Taylor," said Tamika Mallory of Until Freedom, an out-of-state activist group behind Saturday's event. "I think we all know we have a responsibility to be out here for Breonna Taylor but not just for her, this is for our own lives. This is for our children and generations to come."

Sunday also marked the sixth anniversary of Michael Brown's death. His father, Michael Brown Sr., addressed the crowd, saying, "When you go through something like that ... traumatic, it's hard to find a balance. The only thing you want is justice."

"I'm very grateful to be here and memorialize Breonna Taylor," he added.

On March 13, police entered Taylor's home with a no-knock warrant. The officers fatally shot Taylor while looking for illegal drugs, which were never found. Officials have claimed that they only shot at Taylor after her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, shot at them first. 

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A man died in a shooting on Saturday night at a park in central Louisville, Kentucky, where demonstrators had gathered to protest over the death of Breonna Taylor , a black woman killed by officers in her home using an incorrect no-knock warrant.

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Taylor's family has claimed that Walker shot at the officers because they did not announce themselves when they entered the home, and he thought they were trying to break in. 

Only one of the three officers involved in Taylor's death has been fired. None of the officers have been charged. Taylor's family filed a lawsuit against the officers in May, accusing them of wrongful death, excessive force and gross negligence.

The lawsuit, obtained by CBS News, alleges that Officers Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankinson and Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly — who are named as defendants — arrived at the home in plainclothes and unmarked vehicles.

The family's lawsuit alleges "the officers then entered Breonna's home without knocking and without announcing themselves as police officers. The Defendants then proceeded to spray gunfire into the residence with a total disregard for the value of human life." Taylor was struck eight times.

Oprah Magazine buys 26 billboards demanding Louisville police arrests for Breonna Taylor's death

  Oprah Magazine buys 26 billboards demanding Louisville police arrests for Breonna Taylor's death Oprah Winfrey's magazine has purchased 26 billboards in Louisville, Ky., demanding the arrest of the police involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor, a Black EMT.The billboards feature Taylor's face with the words, "Demand that the police involved in killing Breonna Taylor be arrested and charged," as well as a link to the website of Until Freedom, a social justice organization. The billboards were put up the same week Winfrey released the O magazine issue featuring Taylor on the cover. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Breonna Taylor wasn't alone when she was shot and killed by police. What to know about her boyfriend Kenneth Walker and the criminal charges He graduated from Valley High School, where he played football, and attended Western Kentucky University for two years, his father wrote in a sworn

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In June, Mayor Greg Fischer signed "Breonna's Law," which bans the use of no-knock search warrants and it requires officers to wear body cameras when executing search warrants.

In wake of the 26-year-old's death, Oprah Winfrey launched a billboard campaign across Louisville demanding justice. In addition, the September cover of Winfrey's magazine will feature a portrait of Taylor.

Breonna Taylor: Kentucky AG met Taylor's family for first time over 150 days after her death .
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron met with Breonna Taylor's family for the first time on Wednesday, more than 150 days after Louisville Police killed her in her home. © Change.org Breonna Taylor Cameron's office said in a statement he was "grateful" to hold the meeting, which included Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer, sister, aunt, family attorneys and a local activist. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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