Beyonce writes to Kentucky Attorney General to take action against officials in Bretton Taylor case





Beyonce is ready to see some action. The Grammy winner announced on his website Sunday that he has sent a letter to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron alleging criminal charges against the three police officers involved in Brian Taylor's death.


Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT, was fatally shot on March 13 by the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD). Three plaintiffs entered a no-knock search warrant and entered their apartment in Louisville, Kentucky. Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, said he believed the officers were intruders and that there was an exchange of bullets between him and the LMPD. Officers fired more than 20 shots at the apartment, including eight shots of Taylor falling asleep while entering the LMPD residence.

"Bryan's law was passed in Louisville and federal legislation prohibiting even no-knock warrants. These small steps in the right direction were painful reminders for Bryo Taylor and his family," Beyonc రా wrote in her letter.

"Three months have passed - and the LMPD investigation has led to more questions than answers. In her report of the incident, Ms. Taylor said there were no injuries - although we know she was shot at least eight times," the singer reported. "LMPD officials say they declared themselves before Mrs. Taylor went home - but her boyfriend, as well as many neighbors, said it was unrealistic."

Beyonce continued, noting that no arrests have been made and no officers have been fired. "The LMPD's investigation was turned over to your office, and yet all of the officers involved in the shooting remain employed by the LMPD. Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Officers Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison must be held accountable for their actions," she told Cameron. 
"Three months have passed -- and Breonna Taylor's family still waits for justice. Ms. Taylor's family has not been able to take time to process and grieve. Instead, they have been working tirelessly to rally the support of friends, their community, and the country to obtain justice for Breonna," she continued. "Your office has both the power and the responsibility to bring justice to Breonna Taylor, and demonstrate the value of a black woman's life."
Beyonce urged Cameron to use his power to bring criminal charges against the officers and commit to transparency in the investigation, as well as investigate the LMPD's response to Taylor's killing and "the pervasive practices that result in the repeated deaths of unarmed black citizens."  
"Don't let this case fall into the pattern of no action after a terrible tragedy. 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. Take swift and decisive action in charging the officers. The next months cannot look like the last three." 
The FBI opened its own investigation into Taylor's death in May. See more in the video below. 

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