A protest for Breonna Taylor will take place next Thursday (June 25) at the Kentucky State Capitol building in Frankfort, Kentucky. According to the social justice organization Until Freedom, Taylor’s mother and sister, the family’s lawyer Benjamin Crump and local community activists will be in attendance to demand that the police officers who fatally shot Taylor three months ago be charged.
“The police officers who murdered #BreonnaTaylor — from the cops who actually shot her to the officer who lied on the report to obtain the no-knock warrant — MUST be held accountable,” an Instagram post from Until Freedom reads. “We have not forgotten and we call on those near and far to join us in #Frankfort to demand the State Attorney General do his job.”
“Come stand with the Breonna Taylor’s family including her mother and sister [Juniyah Palmer], the attorneys [Lonita Baker] & [Benjamin Crump], those who love her, activists, organizers and community members,” the caption concluded. “We won’t stop until we get justice for Breonna Taylor!”
Rapsody also shared the flyer on her Instagram encouraging her followers to put “All hands on deck” if they’re able to attend.
In a press conference yesterday (June 18), Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron asked the public to be patient while his office conducts a “thorough and fair” investigation into the three police officers involved in Taylor’s death — Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove.
“Our office is undertaking a thorough and fair investigation,” he said. “We are working around the clock to follow the law to the truth. Everyone involved in this case deserves nothing less.”
“An investigation of this magnitude requires time and patience, however, I can assure you that at the end of our investigation, we will do what is right,” he continued. “We will find the truth.”
The press conference arrived a few days after Beyoncé wrote an open letter to Cameron demanding that justice be served. Earlier this month, the Louisville, Kentucky city council passed a ban on No-Knock Search Warrants named “Breonna’s Law.”
Last week the public was outraged when an incident report by the Louisville Metro Police Department about Taylor’s death listed her injuries as “none,” despite her being shot at least eight times by police.
See the protest’s flyer below.
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SAVE. THE. DATE. JUNE 25th. The police officers who murdered #BreonnaTaylor - from the cops who actually shot her to the officer who lied on the report to obtain the no-knock warrant - MUST be held accountable. We have not forgotten and we call on those near and far to join us in #Frankfort to demand the State Attorney General do his job. Come stand with the Breonna Taylor’s family including her mother and sister @ju.niyah, the attorneys @diva_attorney & @attorneycrump, those who love her, activists, organizers and community members. Stay tuned for more details. We won’t stop until we get justice for Breonna Taylor! ✊ #untilfreedom