“…woman was asleep in her Louisville, Kentucky, home when three police officers forced their way inside, “blindly fired” and killed her, according to a lawsuit filed by the woman’s family.
Breonna Taylor, an EMT worker, died on March 13 after officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department executed a search warrant at the wrong home, the suit states.
Police at the time said the officers knocked on the door several times and “announced their presence as police who were there with a search warrant.” The officers forced their way in through the door and “were immediately met by gunfire,” Lt. Ted Eidem said at a March 13 press conference.
The lawsuit states that Taylor and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, were asleep in the bedroom when police in plain clothes and unmarked vehicles arrived at the house around 12:30 a.m.
The officers were looking for a suspect who lived in a different part of the city and was already in police custody.
The three officers entered Taylor’s home “without knocking and without announcing themselves as police officers,” the suit states.
The lawsuit says Taylor and Walker woke up and thought criminals were breaking in. Walker called 911 and, according to The Courier-Journal, police said he opened fire and shot an officer. Who wouldn’t have thought it was a break in by scumbags?
Walker had a license to carry and kept firearms in the home for protection.
Taylor, 26, was shot eight times and died. Walker, 27, was arrested. According to jail records he’s been charged with assault and attempted murder on a police officer. An attorney for Walker could not immediately be reached.
“Breonna had posed no threat to the officers and did nothing to deserve to die at their hands,” the suit says, adding that she was unarmed.
“Neither of the two had any criminal history for drugs or violence,” it states. No drugs were found in the home
Rest assured the man who did what anyone of us would have done, will be punished to the full extent of the law for hurting one of The King’s Men.
You can read the rest at the link. It’s full of race card virtue signalling which I left out when posting here. I have read about this elsewhere since it is local to me. And it’s pretty clear the cops executed a no knock raid on the wrong house.