Police in Louisville, Kentucky is restricting access to downtown to prepare for the state Attorney General’s announcement about whether he will charge officers in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death.

The Louisville Metro Police Department issued a statement:

While we do not know when the Attorney General will make his announcement, lmpd is taking the following actions now to ensure the area is as safe as possible for thise coming downtown to express their first amendment rights, as well as those who live and work in the area.

Photo by: Brandon Bell

Police plan to place barricades around Jefferson Square Park, where the previous protests were held.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron stated:

an investigation, if done properly, cannot follow a certain timeline. When the investigation concludes and a decision is made, we will provide an update about an announcement.

Breonna Taylor, 26, was killed on March 13 after officers forced their way into her apartment executing a search warrant. According to the lawsuit filed by the family, Breonna and her boyfriend Kenneth Walker, 27, thought the officers were burglars and opened fire. 

The lawsuit says that Breonna and her boyfriend thought they were being burglarized and he fired at the officers in self-defense. The lawsuit accuses the three officers of “blindly firing” more than 20 shots into the apartment.

The Louisville Metro Police Department said the officers knocked on the door several times and “announced themselves as the police who were there with a search warrant.” Once they forced themselves in, they “were immediately met by gunfire,” Lt. Ted Eidem said at a news conference.

Louisville ended up agreeing to a $12 Million settlement and police reform.

No arrest has been made. 

 

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