Large crowd in St. Paul protests grand jury decision in Breonna Taylor case - Bring Me The News

Large crowd in St. Paul protests grand jury decision in Breonna Taylor case

One out of three officers involved was indicted, but only for causing damage to a neighboring property, not Taylor's death.
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A large protest has been moving through St. Paul in response to the decision by a grand jury in Kentucky not to directly indict three police officers in Breonna Taylor's death.

The demonstration started Wednesday evening outside the St. Paul Capitol, and as the night drew in it turned into a March that eventually took the group onto eastbound I-94, shutting it down for around 40 minutes.

They later shifted onto northbound I-35E at Kellogg Boulevard.

Taylor, 26, an EMT, was shot multiple times in her bed by police officers who had served a no-knock warrant at her Louisville apartment on Mar. 13 as part of a series of raids looking for her ex-boyfriend. 

Taylor's boyfriend fired off a shot when police used a battering ram to knock down the door, saying neither he nor Taylor had heard the officers identify themselves as they entered, and that he'd opened fire in self-defense fearing an intruder. Whereas police say they did announce themselves. There was no body-worn camera footage of the incident.

On Wednesday, a Kentucky grand jury indicted one of the officers – Brett Hankison – with wanton endangerment, which relates to some of his shots striking the wall of a home neighboring Taylor's, but he was not charged for firing at and killing Taylor. The two other officers at the scene were not charged.

The city of Louisville has already agreed a $12 million settlement with the Taylor family over her death, as well as introducing a number of police reforms.

Protests are being held in several other U.S. cities, including in Louisville, where early reports state two police officers have been shot.

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