Beyoncé known as for the prosecution of the Louisville police officers concerned in the death of Breonna Taylor in an open letter to the lawyer common of Kentucky on Sunday.
Within the letter, posted on the singer’s official web site, Beyoncé addressed Kentucky Lawyer Common Daniel Cameron, and demanded justice for Taylor’s household, who’ve “not been ready to take time to course of and grieve.”
“Three months have handed — and the LMPD’s investigations have created extra questions than solutions,” Beyoncé wrote. “Their incident report states that Ms. Taylor suffered no accidents — but we all know she was shot not less than eight instances.”
“The LMPD officers declare they introduced themselves earlier than forcing their approach into Ms. Taylor’s residence — however her boyfriend who was together with her, in addition to a number of neighbors, all say that that is unfaithful.”
“Three months have handed — and nil arrests have been made, and no officers have been fired,” the Grammy winner added. “The LMPD’s investigation was turned over to your workplace, and but all the officers concerned in the capturing stay employed by the LMPD. Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Officers Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison should be held accountable for his or her actions.”
The mom of three known as on Cameron to deliver felony costs in opposition to all three officers, transparency in the investigation of Taylor’s death, and the practices “that outcome in the repeated deaths of unarmed Black residents.”
“Don’t let this case fall into the sample of no motion after a horrible tragedy,” Beyoncé stated. “With each death of a Black individual by the hands of the police, there are two actual tragedies: the death itself, and the inaction and delays that comply with it.
“That is your probability to finish that sample. Take swift and decisive motion in charging the officers. The following months can’t seem like the final three.”
Taylor, 26, who was finding out to turn out to be a nurse, was shot eight instances by officers conducting a narcotics investigation on March 13. No medicine had been discovered at her house.
The town of Louisville final week banned the usage of controversial “no-knock” warrants.