Family of Breonna Taylor, attorney respond to grand jury decision

Family of Breonna Taylor, attorney respond to grand jury decision
A memorial and mural to honor Breonna Taylor is located in Downtown Louisville at Jefferson Square Park.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KFVS) - The family of Breonna Taylor, national civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump and co-counsels are scheduled to hold a news conference to respond to this week’s grand jury decision not to indict any officers in the death of Breonna Taylor.

The news conference was held at Louisville’s Jefferson Square Park at 9:30 a.m.

A memorial and mural is located at the square to honor Taylor.

At the conference, Ben Crump, a lawyer for Taylor’s family, said the transcripts from the grand jury should be released to the public.

Taylor’s aunt, Bianca Austin, read a statement on behalf of Tamika Palmer, Taylor’s mother.

Palmer said “I never had faith in Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to begin with. He was too inexperienced.”

Throughout the news conference speakers asked the crowd to “say her name” and the crowd responded with “Breonna Taylor, Breonna Taylor, Breonna Taylor.”

Taylor was shot and killed when the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department narcotics officers served a warrant on her home on March 13.

The grand jury did charge another officer, Brett Hankison, with three counts of wanton endangerment for firing shots that went into another home with people inside.

Crump denounced the decision as “outrageous and offensive.”

Following the announcement of the grand jury’s decision on Wednesday, protesters have demonstrated in Louisville streets and in other cities across the U.S.

Activists said protests will continue in Louisville until justice is served.

The FBI is still investigating potential violations of federal law in connection with the raid at Taylor’s home.

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