US Death of the African -American Breonna Taylor: four police officers accused by federal justice
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inculpations in a case that has become emblematic of the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States, that of the death of the African-American Breonna Taylor. Four police officers will have to respond to violations of the American federal law.
With our correspondent in Washington, Guillaume Naudin
It was in March 2020. Breonna Taylor, a 26 -year -old ambulacer was killed at her home during a police intervention which degenerates and which will prove to be unjustified. So far, only one policeman had been prosecuted by the state of Kentucky to finally be acquitted last March. Absence of conviction, therefore, but which may not last.
4 current, former Louisville police officers charged in in death of Breonna Taylor
The Justice Department has filed civil rights violations charges in connection with a 2020 raid that killed Breonna Taylor. "The federal charges announced today allege that members of a Police Investigations Unit falsified the affidavit used to obtain the search warrant of Ms. Taylor's home and that this act violated federal civil rights laws, and that those violations resulted in Ms. Taylor's death," Garland said in a news conference.
For more than a year, the United States Ministry of Justice has investigated and has just charged 4 police officers. Three of them are prosecuted for falsifying the constituent elements of the mandate which led to the murderous raid. A fourth, the one that was acquitted previously, is accused of excessive strength.
A sign of the importance of the case, it was the Minister of Justice Merrick Garland who himself announced these prosecution. Breonna Taylor's lawyer thanks the Department of Justice for his work.
This lawyer, who has already obtained $ 12 million for the relatives of Breonna Taylor is the very media Ben Crump, specialist in civil rights. He also defended the family of George Floyd, another African-American killed by a minneapolis police officer. These two violent dead and others are behind demonstrations calling into question police practices throughout the country in 2020.
Former detective charged in Breonna Taylor case to plead guilty .
Louisville detective Kelly Goodlett will plead guilty to one count of conspiring to violate the civil rights of Breonna Taylor. Goodlett confirmed the plea with her attorney during an online court hearing Friday.