On the identical day it was introduced that the Louisville, Kentucky cops who killed Breonna Taylor received’t be charged in her demise, ESPN analyst Jalen Rose took a second through the community’s dwell protection of the NBA Eastern Conference championships to name for these officers to be arrested.
As ESPN was about to chop to business throughout a dialogue of Miami Heat taking pictures guard Tyler Herro, Rose stated “He’s been placing in work for a younger fella. But it could be a fantastic day to arrest the cops that murdered Breonna Taylor!”
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Jalen Rose yells “Arrest the Cops that murdered Breonna Taylor” throughout ESPN Halftime Show pic.twitter.com/EajKGncGpv
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Taylor was killed March 13 at age 26 by Louisville police executing a no-knock warrant. They had been investigating two males they believed to be promoting medication, one among whom had dated Taylor previously and had beforehand acquired mail at her house. But through the raid, in keeping with a lawsuit filed by Taylor’s household, officers in plainclothes — later recognized as Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove — broke into the house whereas Taylor and her boyfriend had been asleep in mattress, with out saying themselves. (The LMPD has countered that the officers knocked a number of occasions and introduced themselves.)
After the door to the house got here off its hinges, Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, fired a shot in self-defense, in keeping with his legal professional, and hit one of many officers within the leg. The police then opened fireplace in response, firing greater than 20 rounds into the house and taking pictures Taylor six occasions. She was not suspected of any crimes, and Kentucky permits possession of a firearm with a allow. The legal professional representing Taylor’s household has also asserted that the officers repeatedly lied about key particulars in regards to the circumstances of her demise.
There have since then been widespread requires the officers to face trial, however on Wednesday a Kentucky grand jury indicted Hankison on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment associated to wreck finished to adjoining residences by police gunfire. The indictment basically fees Hankison for the endangerment of Taylor’s neighbors, however not for the taking pictures of Taylor herself. The grand jury additionally didn’t indict the 2 different officers concerned within the raid, Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove.
In response, there have been widespread protests in Louisville Wednesday evening, and two officers had been shot, struggling non-life threatening accidents. A suspect is in custody and is more likely to be indicted for that taking pictures.