Breonna Taylor Protests: Two Officers Shot During Kentucky Protest
To Louisville police officers were shot last night police say they do have a suspect in custody and that the officers injuries are not life-threatening. This happened during protests demanding justice for Briana Taylor yesterday a grand jury declined to charge two officers who shot a Taylor in her home. A third officer was charged with first degree, wanton, wanton endangerment of her neighbors that officer who has been dismissed shot into nearby apartments police broke through Taylor's door, and what they said was a late night drug raid her boyfriend thinking they were intruders shot at them. Police fired at least thirty two shots back hitting Brianna Taylor six times and killing her there have now been months of protests including yesterday's. Definitely. Wolf of W. F., was there yesterday she's with us now good. Morning. Stephanie Good Morning The city set a nine o'clock pm curfew. Not everyone obeyed that curfew. What did you see in the streets yesterday? Yeah. Well, immediately, following the announcement protesters basically marched out of the downtown area and they were met face to face with police and arrests were made much later into the evening. There were small fire set around the hall of Justice and about thirty minutes before curfew is when the two officers were shot downtown police say one had to undergo surgery and there were demonstrations that continued after the curfew. So, as you were out yesterday talking to protesters, what were they telling you? Well, this was not the news protesters were hoping for a few. told me. It was insulting especially that the one officer was indicted for endangering Taylor's neighbors and not for his involvement. In her shooting death I spoke with Louisville based poet and activist. Hannah. Drake she called the results a quote joke. Just another reminder. That the Black Woman that my life is not matters the city. disappointed. This girl was Inter House. Bothering any. We're hearing a lot of heartbreak there from her and from others. I imagine these protests will continue. Yet I mean yesterday marked the hundred and nineteenth consecutive day of protests and lable demanding justice for Taylor since late May and what I repeatedly heard from protesters is that yesterday's Will Not end the demonstrations. Here's Nicole Williams she says, she'll be out today and the next day however many days I will be here no justice no peace and there's still no justice, and until there's justice, there will be no peace period. So. Last week the city settled a wrongful death lawsuit by Taylor family and as part of that settlement, the city committed to implementing a list of law enforcement reforms like using a tracking system to flag officers who who use excessive force or citizen complaints. So protesters and residents are waiting for how much substantive change will be put in place now.