Earlier today, a grand jury indicted one Louisville Metro Police officer in connection with the shooting death of Breonna Taylor during a police raid earlier this year. The indictment handed down, though, was for reckless endangerment of people in surrounding apartments due to one officer’s gunfire. None of the three cops were indicted for Taylor’s death.
Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron says that the night #BreonnaTaylor died, police did knock and announce themselves before Breonna’s boyfriend shot at them. This fact was verified by an independent witness to the events who lived nearby. pic.twitter.com/0ipTvVYv7r
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) September 23, 2020
Protests in downtown Louisville have escalated of throughout the afternoon.
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 23, 2020
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) September 24, 2020
And tonight, someone opened fire on some of the assembled police officers, hitting one of them.
BREAKING VIDEO – Louisville Rioters shoot live rounds at police, injuring at least 1 so far pic.twitter.com/b9ju1jFzaS
— FJ News Reporter (@FJNewsReporter) September 24, 2020
— WDRB News (@WDRBNews) September 24, 2020
The night is still young and the mostly peaceful protesters seem determined to escalate the rioting whatever the cost.
UPDATE: NBC now reports that two police officers have been shot.
NBC News: Two Louisville PD officers have been shot, according to a department spokesperson.
The spokesperson says they’ve been taken to a local hospital, condition unknown.
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) September 24, 2020
Update: This post has been corrected to remove a reference to the execution of a “wrong address” warrant. The warrant that was served did, in fact, list Breanna Taylor’s address. We regret the error.