Kentucky Capitol Urges Action In Breonna Taylor Death

Jun 26, 2020

Hundreds of people have rallied at Kentucky’s capitol to urge action in the investigation of three police officers in the fatal shooting of a Black woman, Breonna Taylor, in Louisville.

A woman holds up a sign during a rally in memory of Breonna Taylor on the steps of the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Thursday, June 25, 2020. The rally was held to demand justice in the death of Taylor who was killed in her apartment by members of the Louisville Metro Police Department on March 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Taylor’s family, hip hop artists and civil rights lawyers addressed a large crowd on the steps of the capitol to mark 100 days since Taylor was killed in her home. Taylor’s mother Tamika Palmer thanked the crowd for their support. Taylor was shot eight times on March 13. Palmer says her daughter would be joining the protests if she were alive. Protesters at demonstrations around the country have called for the three officers to be criminally charged.