A 26 year old African-american woman identified as Brianna Taylor was shot and killed by police two months ago at her home while she was asleep. Briana Taylor was shot and killed by police while they were serving a search warrant.
The police stormed Brianna Taylor’s, home in Louisville on 13 March as part of a drugs investigation. Briana Taylor, an emergency medical technician (EMT) was just 26 when the tragic incident happened.
Police explained that they shot back when Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker fired and wounded one officer in the apartment but a defence attorney for Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, says he fired in self-defence because police did not announce themselves and that he believed they were breaking in to the home.
According to reports Brianna Taylor was shot eight times by the Police which led to her death.
After the whole the incident Brianna Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker was arrested and charged with attempted murder of a police officer.
The officer shot and wounded by Walker was identified as Sgt John Mattingly. John Mattingly who was shot in the leg is yet to make a full recovery from the gun shot wounds. The officer John Mattingly joined LMPD in 2000 and was promoted in Narcotics in 2016.
John Mattingly, Det. Myles Cosgrove and Det Brett Hankison where the three LMPD officer who were involved in the search warrant at Briana Taylor home that led to her death.
Brianna Tayor family have now hired prominent civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who has represented the families of other high-profile black shooting victims, including Trayvon Martin and Ahmaud Arbery.
The lawsuit filed by the family says the officers were not looking for Taylor or her boyfriend, but for a suspect who was already in custody.
The LMPD’s Public Intergrity Unit from day one has been investigating the incident. LMPD Chief Steve Conrad on Thursday reassured that investigation into the incident involving Taylor’s death is nearly complete.