Shortly after Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R) announced the findings of a grand jury investigation into the police shooting death of Breonna Taylor, where former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree, activists took to the streets to protest what they call the grand jury findings as “injustice.”
Florida Rep. Ted Deutch (R) was among the elected officials that took issue with the grand jury findings, calling them “an outrage.”
Rep. Deutch also tweeted the false narrative that Taylor was shot “as she slept” as police had already confirmed that she was awakened by the knock on the door and she called out twice, “who is it?”
“The only charges brought against officers based on the events of March 13th were for shots fired into the apartment next to the one where Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by police as she slept,” tweeted Deutch. This is not justice. This is an outrage.”
According to a police interview with Taylor’s live-in boyfriend Kenneth Walker, “Taylor yelled again “at the top of her lungs,” asking who it was, Walker said in the recording. He said he was asking, too.”
Walker stated that he heard police announce themselves and admitted to firing the first shot.
The police search warrant at the center of the whole controversy “explicitly” identified Breonna Taylor and her address because police believed she still had ties to one of the main suspects in their drug trafficking investigation.
The main suspect, Jarmarcus Glove, was Taylor’s ex-boyfriend.
Deutch’s fellow Floridian, Rep. Donna Shalala, also questioned whether justice was really served.
“An officer has been indicted for actions surrounding the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, but it doesn’t feel like justice has been served,” stated Rep. Shalala. No innocent person should ever be shot dead in their home, much less by those sworn to protect.”
Three Louisville police officers have been shot as a result of the rioting that followed the indictment against Hankison.
The only charges brought against officers based on the events of March 13th were for shots fired into the apartment next to the one where Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by police as she slept.
This is not justice.
This is an outrage.https://t.co/DLzIBKCXGa
— Rep. Ted Deutch (@RepTedDeutch) September 24, 2020