'I don't feel like a hypocrite in any way': Team USA's Sue Bird defends staying on court for national anthem at Olympics after women's basketball star walked off before WNBA games
Sue Bird of Team USA says she and teammates will stand for national anthem Women's basketball star says there's no contradiction with previous stance Last year, Bird and her WNBA colleagues walked off court during anthem Move was done to protest police brutality after fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor
‘They’ve lied since day one and haven’t stopped. And they’re not being forthright and candid about body cameras’ Breonna Taylor's mother on her daughter's legacy The Louisville Metro Police Department may have pushed “misinformation” and lied about the existence of body-camera footage from several officers involved in the no-knock raid that resulted in the death of Breonna Taylor last year, according to a lawsuit filed this week.
‘I didn’t want Breonna to lose her life’: Fired LMPD officer in Breonna Taylor case, Joshua Jaynes, insists he never lied
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The officer fired for untruthfulness in relation to the warrant affidavit for Breonna Taylor’s home says he did not lie to obtain it. Joshua Jaynes was hoping the Louisville Police Merit Board would reverse the former LMPD chief’s decision to fire him for one line he wrote in the warrant.
It is unclear who vandalised the artwork, though the name of a hate group was painted on the mural. A mural in Kentucky that depicts Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and other black people recently killed by law enforcement has been defaced, officials said. The “Say Their Names” mural unveiled in Louisville last July was found on Monday morning with light blue paint covering areas of the artwork, news outlets reported.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Republican and DFL leaders say they have a deal to fund the last part of the budget to avoid a government shutdown Thursday — and it includes some police reforms. Leaders struck the agreement Saturday night, though the bill language is still being drafted.
There were tire tracks on the mural at Lannan Memorial Park on Friday night. At the ceremony to unveil the artwork depicting Taylor’s face with the word “coexist” below it, officials mentioned that cameras had been donated to deter people from trying to deface the property.
On the day Breonna Taylor would've turned 28, dozens of Louisville community members gathered to honor and remember the life she had before being tragically shot and killed by metro police, last March. Gospel singers, pastors and community activists turned the Big Four Lawn into a space for celebration Saturday, hoping to uplift and motivate the community to continue pushing for change.
Regardless of who you are or where you live, the past year has probably forced you to have uncomfortable but necessary conversations. Between the pandemic and its incalculable toll, the tense 2020 presidential election and the deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and many others at the hands of police, most of us have struggled to put our feelings into words – and talk frankly with others.
Someone in Louisville is making sure Breonna Taylor's name lives on.Her name was painted into the grass area that sits outside of the bakery at Sullivan University on Bardstown Road.The bakery closed earlier this year.Sign up for our Newsletters It's not clear who did the painting or when it was done.
Louisville police internal report finds officers should not have shot back during Breonna Taylor raid
An internal report from the Louisville Metro Police Department concluded that the officers involved in the raid that killed Breonna Taylor in March 2020 should not have fired back.The Professional Standards Unit report says officers should have tried de-escalation tactics instead of firing wildly into the apartment after Sgt.
City probe into the death of Breonna Taylor says Louisville officers shouldn't have fired in her home despite previous finding of Kentucky AG that found the 32 shots to be justified
Louisville police documents in the deadly Breonna Taylor raid reveal internal disagreements about whether officers were justified in using deadly force, according to a newspaper report.In a review of the fatal shooting from December, a Louisville police investigator wrote in a report that officers serving the narcotics warrant shouldn't have returned fire when Taylor's boyfriend shot at them, because it put others in danger.
Two investigators who conducted an internal probe into the death of Breonna Taylor determined the three Louisville Metro Police Department officers involved should not have fired shots into her apartment.Meyer's report was supported by Lt. Jeff Artman, ABC reported."They took a total of thirty-two shots, when the provided circumstances made it unsafe to take a single shot.
Sgt.Andrew Meyer of the police department's Professional Standards Unit determined in a preliminary report dated Dec. 4 that the three officers involved in the March 13, 2020, shooting should have held their fire after Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, shot one of them, according to the documents obtained by ABC News.
The first Saturday in May typically means one thing in Louisville: the Kentucky Derby.But because of the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 saw an unusual Derby Day — one with few people inside Churchill Downs for the September race.Thursday at Churchill Downs — dubbed Thurby — a horse owned by Sam Aguiar and his wife, Janelle, and named in honor of Taylor, won the day's fourth race.
The Department of Justice will open a sweeping investigation into policing in Louisville, Kentucky, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Monday, a little over a year after police there shot and killed Breonna Taylor, a Black woman, during a botched raid at her home in March 2020.
The trial date for the only officer charged in connection with the night Breonna Taylor died has been moved.Former Louisville Metro Det.Brett Hankison was set to go on trial for his wanton endangerment charges on Aug. 31.Sign up for our Newsletters Now his trial won't be until next year.
Post Hill Press doubles down on book by officer in Breonna Taylor raid following Simon & Schuster's withdrawal
"Like much of the American public, earlier today Simon & Schuster learned of plans by distribution client Post Hill Press to publish a book by Jonathan Mattingly," the company's statement said. "We have subsequently decided not to be involved in the distribution of this book." Post Hill Press did not immediately answer Courier Journal questions Friday morning about their plans for the book in the wake of their distributor's announcement. But, in a statement to the Associated Press, the company said it plans
Related video: Remembering Breonna Taylor 1 Year Later Post Hill Press to publish book by Sgt Jonathan Mattingly rejected by Simon & Schuster One of the police officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor will publish a book about the event and its aftermath. Post Hill Press has agreed to publish Seargeant Jonathan Mattingly’s book after Simon & Schuster pulled out of the deal. The publishing giant declined to publish The Fight For Truth: The Inside Story Behind the Breonna Taylor Tragedy, issuing a
A vigil for Breonna Taylor on 13 March in Washington DC to mark the first anniversary of her death. Photograph: Allison Bailey/Rex/Shutterstock Simon & Schuster has said that it will not be distributing a book by one of the police officers who shot Breonna Taylor, after a small publisher whose books are distributed through S&S announced the book to widespread criticism. The Fight for Truth: The Inside Story Behind the Breonna Taylor Tragedy is by Sgt Jonathan Mattingly, a Louisville, Kentucky, officer who shot