Briona Taylor, 26, a black caregiver, was killed on March 13, 2020, when police stormed her home in the middle of the night.
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“Justice for Priona.” The US attorney general announced Monday the opening of a federal investigation into the Louisville police force, a year after Briona Taylor was shot dead in her apartment. Investigations aimed to determine whether law enforcement was in this Kentucky town Use of reasonable force, Do not participate in “Illegal searches, searches or searches”, Or To discriminatory practicesMerrick Garland said in remarks.
The investigation will also focus on the training provided to police officers, as well as their supervision and disciplinary procedures in place. “In the event of proven violations, the Ministry of Justice will work with the city and its police to agree on the necessary corrective and preventive measures.”Merrick Garland said. “If no agreement is reached, the ministry will go to the civil judiciary.” To enforce repairs.
Last week, he launched a similar investigation in Minneapolis, in which white cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty of killing African American George Floyd. Investigations in the two cities, which have become hotbeds of anger against police violence and racism, will be the subject of public reports.
Briona Taylor, 26, a caregiver, was killed on March 13, 2020, when police stormed her home in the middle of the night as part of an investigation against her ex-boyfriend. They were provided with a so-called “no-knock” warrant, which allows them to break the door without warning.
His new companion thought they were thieves and fired a bullet from a legally owned pistol. Three officers returned fire and Briona Taylor was injured six times. At the end of September, a Kentucky judge announced that they would not be prosecuted for the young woman’s death. Only one of them was accused of endangering Priona Taylor’s neighbors.