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US Louisville police chief 'very concerned' about safety after 2 officers shot amid Breonna Taylor protests

11:31  24 september  2020
11:31  24 september  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Two Louisville Metro Police Department officers were shot Wednesday evening in downtown Louisville amid protests after a Kentucky “FBI Louisville continues its federal investigation into all aspects of the death of Breonna Taylor ,” FBI spokesman Tim Beam told the Louisville Courier Journal.

Two officers have been shot amid huge protests in the US city of Louisville after a grand jury decided no officers would face charges for killing unarmed black woman Breonna Taylor . Ms Taylor , 26, a hospital worker, was shot multiple times as three officers stormed her home on 13 March.

Two Louisville Metro Police Department officers were shot during protests on Wednesday night following a grand jury's decision in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor.

Interim Police Chief Robert Schroeder told reporters during a preliminary briefing that the officers sustained non life-threatening injuries. One was in surgery, and the other was alert and in stable condition, he said.

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President Donald Trump said on Twitter that he was "praying for the two police officers that were shot," adding he had spoken to Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and was "prepared to work together, immediately upon request!"

a man looking at the camera: Louisville Metro Police Department interim Chief Robert Schroeder speaks during a news conference after two officers were shot on Wednesday night. © John Minchillo, AP Louisville Metro Police Department interim Chief Robert Schroeder speaks during a news conference after two officers were shot on Wednesday night.

The officers were responding to a call of shots fired and a large crowd at around 8:30 p.m., Schroeder told reporters. He didn't identify the officers or the suspect.

"I am very concerned about the safety of our officers," Schroeder said. "Obviously, we've had two officers shot tonight and that is very serious. It's a very dangerous condition."

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Two Louisville police officers have been shot amid protests over the decision not to indict any officers in the police killing of Breonna Taylor . The officers are expected to survive and a suspect is in custody, police said. Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved.

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One officer was shot in the abdomen below their bulletproof vest and is in surgery, and a second was shot in the thigh, a source with knowledge of the situation told The Courier-Journal of the USA TODAY Network.

Late Wednesday, Beshear addressed the shooting and asked people in the streets to "go home."

"We know that the answer to violence is never violence and are thinking about those two officers and their families tonight," he said.

Beshear added, "There will be many times over the coming days where there will be an opportunity to be heard, and so many people are listening right now."

Earlier in the day, Kentucky's attorney general announced one of the three officers involved in Taylor's shooting death, former officer Brett Hankison, was indicted, however he was being charged with three counts of felony wanton endangerment for firing into the apartment next door to Taylor's.

Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove, two other officers involved in the shooting, were not charged.

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Photos: Protests over 1 officer indicted in Breonna Taylor case, not for her death .
A Kentucky grand jury on Wednesday brought no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor during a drug raid gone wrong, with prosecutors saying Wednesday two officers who fired their weapons at the Black woman were justified in using force to protect themselves. © Provided by The LA Times Louisville police detain a man after a group marched, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky.

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