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US Four police officers finally charged in the death of Breonna Taylor

14:30  05 august  2022
14:30  05 august  2022 Source:   elle.fr

Breonna Taylor supporters relieved by charges against police

  Breonna Taylor supporters relieved by charges against police LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville activists put in long hours on phones and in the streets, working tirelessly to call for arrests in the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor — but it was mostly two years filled with frustration. This week they saw their fortunes suddenly change, when U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced federal charges against four officers involved in the March 13, 2020, raid that ended in Taylor's death. After aThis week they saw their fortunes suddenly change, when U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced federal charges against four officers involved in the March 13, 2020, raid that ended in Taylor's death.

  Quatre policiers enfin inculpés dans la mort de Breonna Taylor © Leigh Vogel/Getty Images for Frontline Action Hub

in March 2020, Breonna Taylor has become well in spite of an icon of the Black Lives Matter movement, which denounce The violence that black people are still undergoing in the United States. The 26-year-old African-American-African-American had been killed in her apartment in Louisville (United States) by police who suspected her ex-little drug trafficking, recalls the New York Times . Hearing noise, Breonna's then companion thinks of a burglary and opens fire with a weapon which he legally held . The police replied and it is 20 balls that cross the body of the young nursing assistant.

Breonna Taylor supporters relieved by charges against police

  Breonna Taylor supporters relieved by charges against police After a series of disappointing setbacks, the charges filed against four officers in the 2020 killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville brought a welcome sense of relief. “It is such a weight lifted,” said Sadiqa Reynolds, president of Louisville’s Urban League, who has advocated for Taylor’s family and led protest marches. “What this decision yesterday did is to begin lifting the cloud that had been hanging over us.”The indictments represent the first time Louisville police officers have been held accountable for Taylor’s shooting death in her home.

More than two years later, this Thursday, August 4, Merrick Garland , the United States Minister of Justice, announced federal proceedings against four police officers involved in death of the young woman.

"Breonna Taylor should be alive today," said the minister at a press conference. He also said that the police entered the apartment with a false search warrant. Federal justice therefore decided to instill the Policeman Brett Hankison first for excessive use ". Merrick Garland justifies: "He fired ten shots by a window and a French window covered with blackout curtains.

False mandate and mortal lies

Federal justice also charged three of his former colleagues involved in the case: Joshua Jaynes , Kyle Meany and Kelly Goodlett . They are accused of having lied to the search warrant at the origin of the drama. "The accused knew that the mandate contained false and deceptive information and that other elements had been omitted," said the Minister of Justice. Before adding that the police "knew that it could create a dangerous situation and we argue that these illegal acts resulted in the death of Breonna Taylor".

Are the New Charges in the Breonna Taylor Case Justice—or Mob Appeasement? | Opinion

  Are the New Charges in the Breonna Taylor Case Justice—or Mob Appeasement? | Opinion If the DOJ proves its case, the officers should absolutely be charged and convicted. Still, one must ask, is justice the goal here? It has become the new norm for the federal Justice Department to open an investigation after every high-profile police killing. While it is understandable to hold officers accountable when using force on civilians, these investigations always seem to expand from the incident in question into an indictment of the entire police force.

Tamika Palmer , Breonna's mother said that these federal charges finally justified her fight to prove that the police were not allowed to enter the house of her daughter. "What we say since the start is the truth: the police should not have been there," she said. Before entrusting, moved: “I waited 874 days to live today.

So far, local justice has only charged Brett Hankison. And he had been worried not for the death of Breonna Taylor but for the "endangerment" of one of his neighbors. His acquittal in March 2022 had been perceived as a denial of justice by anti -racist activists.

Family of teen killed in police encounter reach $5 million settlement: Attorneys .
Three towns on Maryland’s Eastern Shore will pay $5 million to the family of a Black teenager who was killed in an encounter with police officers in 2018. Anton Black, a 19-year-old former star high school athlete, died on Sept. 15, 2018, after being restrained by three officers from the Centreville, Greensboro and Ridgley police departments who held him face down for about six minutes, pinning his shoulders, legs and arms, according to a lawsuit filed in federal district court in Baltimore in late 2020.

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