In Louisville, Breonna Taylor’s family honors her legacy
(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)LOUISVILLE, Ky. – On the one-year anniversary of Breonna Taylor's death, the slain Black woman's family continued their call for justice as hundreds of demonstrators gathered in downtown Louisville on Saturday. In a tweet Saturday, President Joe Biden called Taylor's death “a tragedy, a blow to her family, her community, and America." Police had a no-knock warrant but said they knocked and announced their presence before entering Taylor’s apartment, a claim some witnesses have disputed. Andy Beshear, a Democrat, tweeted a statement in support of Taylor's family, including her mother, Tamika Palmer. “Today we remember Breonna Taylor, her tragic and unnecessary loss and the immense work we have ahead of us,” he said.
Grand juror speaks after judge ruling in Breonna Taylor case
LOUISVILLE – A grand juror in the Breonna Taylor case is speaking out after a Louisville judge cleared the way for the the panel's members to talk publicly about the secretive proceedings. The grand jury charged one officer with endangering her neighbors. The grand jury asked questions about bringing other charges against the officers, “and the grand jury was told there would be none because the prosecutors didn't feel they could make them stick,” the grand juror said. Grand juries are typically secret meetings, though earlier this month the audio recordings of the proceedings in the Taylor case were released publicly. Cameron announced the results of the grand jury investigation in a widely viewed news conference on Sept. 23.
The Latest: Subdued group gathers at Louisville park
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The latest on the release of grand jury proceedings in the Breonna Taylor case (all times local):5:30 p.m.A small, subdued group of people gathered at the downtown Louisville, Kentucky, park that has been the scene of numerous protests after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police more than six months ago. The footage was shown to the grand jury that was weighing whether to file charges against police. Myles Cosgrove told investigators reviewing the events of March 13 that he saw “vivid white flashes” amid the darkness. In the audio recording of the grand jury session, someone in the room is heard saying, “That’s not appropriate.”___2:10 p.m. An investigator for the Kentucky Attorney General's office relayed the information to a grand jury in the case.
Louisville calm after man was shot and killed amid protest
LOUISVILLE, Ky. Several dozen people gathered Sunday at a park in downtown Louisville where a man had been shot and killed the night before amid a protest over the killing of Breonna Taylor. John Kriner knelt for nearly 30 minutes at the site, Jefferson Square near the citys courthouse, to pray for peace. Reports of shots fired at Jefferson Square Park came in around 9 p.m., Louisville Metro police said in a statement. The Saturday night shooting was at least the second during nearly a month of protests in Louisville over Taylors death. Kenneth Walker, Taylor's boyfriend, was originally charged with attempted murder after he fired a shot at one of the officers who came into the home.