Breonna Taylor’s household continues to be preventing for justice, however they’re grateful for any change that has occurred because of the 26-year-old being killed by police. They just lately joined Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) for the signing of Breonna’s Regulation, which bans no-knock search warrants.
Northam stated at a ceremonial bill-signing occasion, “Right now we’ve taken a step ahead to verify different households don’t endure the identical loss as your loved ones,” stories The Washington Post.
The governor additionally added, “Right now will not be a trigger for celebration. Right now is a somber event.”
Bianca Austin, Breonna’s aunt, stated, “Despite the fact that it’s fairly coronary heart breaking . . . It is an honor to be right here to notice that Virginia is aware of the significance of banning no-knock warrants. We hope this encourages different states to get onboard. . . and that individuals can observe Virginia’s footsteps in the proper course.”
After midnight on March 13, officers Brett Hankison, Myles Cosgrove and John Mattingly executed a “no-knock” warrant at Taylor’s house which she shared along with her boyfriend Kenneth Walker. Believing they had been intruders, Walker fired his weapon and gunfire from the officers ensued. Taylor, 26, was struck six occasions and died. Cameron claimed the warrant was not a no-knock and the police introduced themselves previous to getting into the house. This has been disputed by Walker and different neighbors who heard the incident.
On Sept. 23, the grand jury returned three counts of “wanton endangerment” within the first diploma in opposition to Hankinson for firing into one other house. A $15,000 money bond was additionally connected to the fees. The opposite two officers, Mattingly and Cosgrove, weren’t charged and stay on the police drive. Hankinson was fired in July.
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