BEYONCE has demanded the cops who killed Breonna Taylor while executing a ‘no-knock’ warrant are charged.
The singer posted a powerful open letter to her website and called for “swift and decisive action” after the 26-year-old black woman was fatally shot in March.
Addressing Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, she wrote: “Three months have passed — and the LMPD’s investigations have created more questions than answers.
“Their incident report states that Ms. Taylor suffered no injuries — yet we know she was shot at least eight times.
“The LMPD officers claim they announced themselves before forcing their way into Ms. Taylor’s apartment — but her boyfriend who was with her, as well as several neighbors, all say that this is untrue.”
“While ‘Breonna’s Law’ passed in Louisville and the federal legislation has been introduced that will also ban no-knock warrants, these small steps in the right direction are painful reminders that there has still been no justice for Breonna Taylor or her family.”
Officers from the Louisville Metro Police Department carried out a ‘no-knock’ warrant and conducted a drugs investigation at Taylor’s home on March 13.
Gunfire was exchanged between her boyfriend Kenneth Walker and the police and Taylor – who was asleep – was shot dead as a result.
While the Louisville Metro Police Department has been banned from using no-knock warrants, Beyonce said the cops should still be charged over Taylor’s death.
She said: "With every death of a black person at the hands of the police, there are two real tragedies: the death itself, and the inaction and delays that follow it. This is your chance to end that pattern."
Beyonce's post comes after her video message in which she spoke about the recent response to police brutality and racial injustice.
She said: “The killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and so many others have left us all broken.
“It has left the entire country searching for answers. We’ve seen that our collective hearts, when put to positive action, could start the wheels of change.”
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