(Louisville, Ky.) — Louisville’s mayor has known as for a radical investigation into the police taking pictures of a 26-year-old emergency medical technician in her house in March.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer stated it’s his precedence that “the reality comes out.”
“Police work can contain extremely troublesome conditions. Moreover, residents have rights,” Fischer wrote in a press release this week. “These two ideas will and have to be weighed by our justice system because the case proceeds.”
Police had a warrant to look Breonna Taylor’s house as a part of a drug investigation, however the principle suspect they have been searching for didn’t dwell there, in accordance with a newspaper report.
The warrant stated police had earlier noticed the drug case suspect, Jamarcus Glover, taking a package deal from Taylor’s house and driving to a “recognized drug home,” the Courier Journal reported.
Taylor was shot eight instances on March 13 after officers entered her residence. Police stated they have been returning hearth after one officer was shot within the residence and wounded.
A protection lawyer for Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, has stated in court docket filings that Walker fired in self-defense as a result of police didn’t announce themselves and he thought officers have been breaking in. Taylor and Walker had no legal historical past or drug convictions, and no medicine have been present in Taylor’s residence.
Louisville police have declined to reply a number of questions concerning the case, citing an ongoing inner investigation.
Taylor’s household has employed distinguished civil rights and private damage lawyer Ben Crump. Crump has represented the households of different high-profile black taking pictures victims.
The lawsuit filed by Taylor’s household final month stated Taylor “had posed no menace to the officers and did nothing to need to die at their fingers.”
Crump known as the killing “inexcusable” in a press release to information shops.
The Courier Journal reported Tuesday that Taylor’s tackle was listed in a search warrant based mostly on the investigator’s perception that Glover used her house to obtain mail, hold medicine or stash cash earned from drug gross sales.
The newspaper reported one other warrant executed on the identical night time as Taylor’s loss of life at one other home related to the investigation led to the seizure of “a number of ounces of suspected crack cocaine, marijuana and U.S. forex.”
Louisville Metro Police Division spokeswoman Jessie Halladay stated in an electronic mail this week that the inner investigation continues. She declined to remark additional.
Crump additionally represents the household of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who was fatally shot in February in a coastal Georgia city. A white father and son have been arrested final week after video emerged of them confronting Arbery, which led to a wrestle with punches thrown, three pictures fired and Arbery collapsing useless.
Crump additionally was concerned within the 2012 case of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black Florida teenager shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer.