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One officer has been indicted in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R) announced the results of the grand jury proceedings in the case moments ago.

The highly-anticipated report had state and local officials teetering on a knife’s edge. To mitigate the risk of riots, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, a Democrat, established a 72-hour curfew from 9:00 pm to 6:30 am starting tonight.

None of the measures seemed to relieve citizens of their anxiety or restore their faith in city leaders. The interim police chief confirmed that elements of the Kentucky Army National Guard were in a state of readiness ahead of Cameron’s announcement.

On the night of March 13, 2020, plainclothes Louisville police officers woke Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old black paramedic, and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker by entering their apartment with a battering ram. Their reported no-knock warrant was allegedly obtained from faulty evidence based on Taylor’s previous acquaintance with a suspected drug dealer. Police found no drugs at the couple’s apartment.

None of the officers were wearing body cameras, though they claim they announced their presence as police officers. Walker, a registered gun owner, exchanged fire with them, claiming he believed intruders had broken in. Officers fired into the bedroom, killing Taylor after shooting her eight times. Walker was initially charged with the attempted murder of a police officer. The charges have since been dropped, though that may change.

Mayor Fischer eventually fired longtime Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) Chief Steve Conrad on June 1 after a National Guard member deployed with other soldiers to reinforce LMPD fatally shot David “YaYa” McAteer, a popular barbecue restaurant owner, while standing in his doorway. The officers on scene reportedly did not have their body cameras. Fischer said “This type of institutional failure will not be tolerated.”

Yet Fischer has also lost the confidence of his constituents, as evident by the 22-4 no-confidence vote last Thursday by Louisville’s Metro Council.

Today’s outcome seems unlikely to temper the anger in Kentucky’s largest city. Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists on the scene are already gathering makeshift shields.

Regardless, law and order remains a central theme of this presidential election.

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Laxmom
Laxmom
27 days ago

The bigger question is who is supplying these anarchists with all the stuff to commit THEIR crimes? Disgusting. We are turning into a third world country where nobody is safe.

Theoldone
Theoldone
27 days ago
Reply to  Laxmom

We are a third world country since Obama was president. The danger resides in not becoming a fifth (or socialist-communist state) world country of biden is elected.

Annabel
Annabel
26 days ago
Reply to  Laxmom

Yes indeed: “While the BLM crowd was marching in Louisville, a U Haul truck pulled up with shields and supplies for the group to use.” Hmmm? That should be easy to trace back……AND PROSECUTE.  pic.twitter.com/VestCPdyTk

Jim
Jim
27 days ago

I can’t believe Kentuckians are putting up with their $hit.

Hudie M Evans
Hudie M Evans
26 days ago
Reply to  Jim

They have gotten real soft since their ancestors have all died off . Liberalism is all these people listen to 24/7 !! Check out THE TATUM REPORT !!

David
David
27 days ago

As a retired peace officer, I believe there needs to be a far higher bar when requesting a no-knock warrant to reduce the chance of these kinds of incidents. Moreover, the Louisville PD looks REALLY bad not having body cameras working during the arrest effort. I can’t imagine any legitimate reason why they would not have cameras running from the moment the get out of their vehicles to the moment the suspect/s are safely in custody AND in the back of a police vehicle. The availability of video evidence should be viewed as a helpful tool for police rather than a hinderance.