Louisville Police Enact “State of Emergency” Amid Breonna Taylor Ruling

Breonna Taylor

Breonna Taylor’s death became a focal point in America amid the Black Lives Matter protests, during which many protesters shouted “say her name” in reference to the 26-year-old who was shot and killed during a no-knock warrant carried out by Louisville Police.

Following the incident on March 13th, one of the three police officers involved in Taylor’s death was fired, and ms. Taylor’s family received a $12 million settlement from the city, and the FBI and Kentucky authorities are still looking into the case. However, no conclusion has yet been reached with regard to the case or the officers involved.

Now, ahead of a highly-anticipated announcement on the case by Attorney General Daniel Cameron, the city’s Chief of Police Robert J. Schroeder has enacted a “state of emergency” for Louisville Police officers, meaning that departments are running on an emergency staffing basis, giving them an “appropriate level of staffing to provide for public safety services.”

While it isn’t yet clear precisely when the announcement will be made, many expect the news on the Breonna Taylor case to be released at some point this week.

Reports are emerging that the LMPD and National Guard are boarding up federal buildings, leading many to predict that none of the police will be charged following Taylor’s death, and that police are preparing themselves for an uproar.

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