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Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:44 PM

Attorneys for Breonna Taylor's family allege that police targeted her residence as part of a Louisvi

Attorneys for the family of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician who was killed by police at her home in Louisville, Kentucky, is alleging that officers were acting as part of a larger gentrification plan that targeted residents in the area.

In a criminal complaint filed in Jefferson Circuit Court last week published by Louisville CBS affiliate WLKY, the lawyers for Taylor's family alleged that a plan to revamp the city's Russell neighborhood was responsible for "radical political and police conduct" that resulted in Taylor's death during a narcotics raid.

Three Louisville Metro Police Department officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove entered the apartment in the early hours of March 13 with a "no-knock warrant." The warrant was connected to a suspect who did not live at Taylor's apartment, and no drugs were found at the residence. Taylor's family later filed a wrongful-death lawsuit.

A complaint filed late last month by attorneys representing Taylor's family said that Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, fired one round in self-defense while officers raided the apartment and Taylor "was shot at least eight times by the officers' gunfire and died as a result," even though she "had posed no threat to the officers and did nothing to deserve to die at their hands."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/attorneys-for-breonna-taylors-family-allege-that-police-targeted-her-residence-as-part-of-a-louisville-gentrification-plan/ar-BB16Eldq?li=BBnb7Kz

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:31 PM

1. Is harsh law enfocement a common tool of preparing fir gentrification?

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Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:20 PM

3. Seems so...

Best way to let people know they will not have peace where they live if they stay there.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:34 PM

2. Justice for Breonna. Horrifying all around.

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