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One Year After George Floyd Death, a Mix of Views
One Year After George Floyd
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One Year After George Floyd Death, a Mix of Views

'I think the verdict is still out on that,' says one observer of the prospects of real change

(Newser) - Tuesday is the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis, and as part of the observances, members of Floyd's family will visit President Biden at the White House, reports CNN . Others are weighing in on the changes over the past year....

DOJ Announces a 2nd Major Policing Probe

Feds are investigating policing in Louisville in the wake of Breonna Taylor's death

(Newser) - The Justice Department is opening a sweeping probe into policing in Louisville, Kentucky, after the March 2020 death of Breonna Taylor, who was shot to death by police during a raid at her home. It's the second such sweeping probe into a law enforcement agency announced by the Biden...

Simon and Schuster Reverses Course on Breonna Taylor Book

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly's book deal is still on, though

(Newser) - One of the police officers involved in the fatal Breonna Taylor raid has a book deal in which he promises to tell "the inside story" behind the tragedy, though it's now unclear how the book will be distributed. The Fight for Truth by Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, the officer...

Taunting Police May Become a Crime in Kentucky

The measure comes on the heels of protests over the killing of Breonna Taylor

(Newser) - It could become a crime to taunt a police officer in Kentucky, under a bill that passed the state Senate on Thursday, the AP reports. The measure was filed months after Louisville, the state's largest city, became the site of huge protests in the wake of the police killing...

Breonna Taylor's Boyfriend Gets Good News

Judge dismisses the case against Kenneth Walker, permanently

(Newser) - The case against Breonna Taylor's boyfriend has been dismissed by a judge—permanently. Charges cannot be refiled against Kenneth Walker, who was initially charged with shooting and wounding a Louisville police officer during the incident at Taylor's apartment last year that started with a no-knock warrant and ended...

Kentucky Attorney General Faces Impeachment

Grand jurors say Daniel Cameron misled public about the Breonna Taylor case

(Newser) - Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is facing an impeachment petition that claims he misled the public about the Breonna Taylor case , the Louisville Courier Journal reports. Among the citizens that signed the petition filed with the state House of Representatives on Friday were three members of the grand jury in...

Breonna Taylor Shooting: Fired Detective Blasts Department

Detectives Myles Cosgrove and Joshua Jaynes were fired Tuesday

(Newser) - Breonna Taylor lost her life, and now two more detectives with the Louisville Metro Police Department have lost their jobs. Detectives Myles Cosgrove and Joshua Jaynes were fired Tuesday, reports the Courier Journal . They had received pretermination letters last week; the firings came after each met with interim Chief Yvette...

More Bad News for Breonna Taylor Bust

Artist Leo Carson believes it was stolen

(Newser) - First a bust of Breonna Taylor was vandalized in Oakland, Calif. Now it’s disappeared altogether. Oakland Police are investigating reports that the ceramic bust of a smiling Taylor was stolen from Latham Square on Tuesday, reports the San Francisco Chronicle . Days earlier, the bust had been smashed, leaving a...

Police Department Makes Move in Breonna Taylor Shooting

Pre-termination letters sent to 2 Louisville police officers

(Newser) - Louisville police have taken steps that could result in the firing of two officers connected to Breonna Taylor's death—the one who sought the no-knock search warrant that led detectives to her apartment and another found to have opened fire, the AP reports. Detective Joshua Jaynes, who was not...

Artist Describes 'Racist Attack' on Breonna Taylor Bust
Breonna Taylor Bust
Lasts 2 Weeks

Breonna Taylor Bust Lasts 2 Weeks

Artist Leo Carson says he'll rebuild in bronze after statue vandalized

(Newser) - A bust of Breonna Taylor has been found smashed in Oakland, Calif., a mere two weeks after its installation. The artist who created the ceramic bust, placed over a plaque reading, "Say her name: Breonna Taylor," said it was "a racist attack on the Black Lives Matter...

Breonna Taylor's Mother Reminds Biden

Tamika Palmer took out a full-page ad to address the president-elect

(Newser) - Breonna Taylor's mother took out a full-page ad in the Washington Post to send President-elect Joe Biden a message. "We need your actions to show that you are different than those who pay lip service to our losses while doing nothing to show that our loved ones' lives...

More Problems for Cop Indicted in Breonna Taylor Case

10 women accuse Brett Hankison of sexual misconduct in lawsuit

(Newser) - The lone police officer charged in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor now faces allegations of sexual assault and battery. A lawsuit filed Tuesday describes former Louisville Metro Police Department Detective Brett Hankison as a "sexual predator" who "used his police uniform and secondary nightclub employment as mechanisms...

Cop in Breonna Taylor Shooting Sues Her Boyfriend

Officer shot during botched raid wants damages for 'emotional distress'

(Newser) - On March 13, Louisville police officers killed Kenneth Walker's girlfriend. Now, one of them is taking him to court. Walker is being sued by Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, who was shot in the thigh after police broke down Breonna Taylor's door, CBS News reports. Walker said police—who had...

Grand Jurors in Breonna Taylor Case: Here's Our Side

Two of them speak out, say they 'didn't agree certain actions were justified'

(Newser) - Grand jurors in the Breonna Taylor case are telling their side of the story. After a Kentucky judge ruled Tuesday that jurors could come forward to talk about the proceedings publicly, a lawyer representing two of the jurors, who are so far remaining anonymous, released a statement, ABC News reports....

Kentucky AG on Megan Thee Stallion Slam: 'Disgusting'

Daniel Cameron minces no words when it comes to rapper's 'SNL' performance

(Newser) - Megan Thee Stallion performed on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live , and she did not hold back when it came to her thoughts on Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron: She played an audio clip of an activist saying Cameron, whose office is overseeing the Breonna Taylor case, is "...

What the Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Recordings Reveal

Witness testimony focused on a 'core disagreement': whether cops announced themselves

(Newser) - A Kentucky court on Friday released about 20 hours of recordings from the Breonna Taylor grand jury proceedings, and now that audio is available to all. Daniel Cameron, the state's attorney general, says he hopes the public will be able to see, via the witness testimony in the recordings,...

Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Audio Is Out

But a few minutes have been redacted

(Newser) - Courts don't usually release grand jury recordings—but the Breonna Taylor killing isn't your usual case. On a judge's say-so, a Kentucky court released about 20 hours of recordings Friday from the controversial grand-jury sessions, the Courier Journal reports. The audio files, which don't include a...

Tomorrow Is Release Day for Taylor Grand Jury Recordings

A delay of 2 days granted by judge

(Newser) - A Kentucky judge has delayed until Friday the release of secret grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor’s killing by police, so that prosecutors can edit out witnesses’ names and personal information, the AP reports. Audio recordings of the proceedings were originally supposed to be made public Wednesday, but Attorney...

AG Wants Delay in Release of Breonna Taylor Proceedings

Grand jury recordings were to come out today

(Newser) - Kentucky's attorney general is seeking to delay the release of secret grand-jury proceedings in the Breonna Taylor case just as audio recordings were set to be released to the public. Attorney General Daniel Cameron's office filed a motion asking for a week's delay to enable the redaction...

Grand Juror in Breonna Taylor Case Says Truth Must Come Out

And the recording of the proceedings will be released to court Wednesday

(Newser) - The recording of the grand jury proceedings in the Breonna Taylor case will be released to the court Wednesday, despite Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's misgivings. The development comes on the heels of a grand juror filing a motion Monday demanding that the transcript be released. "The full...

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