Athletes React To Shocking Decision By Kentucky Grand Jury In Case of Breonna Taylor (TWEETS)
A Kentucky grand jury on Wednesday indicted one police officer for shooting into neighboring apartments but did not move forward with charges against any officers for their role in the death of Breonna Taylor.
Officer Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment in connection to the police raid on the night of March 13th. Bond was set at $15,000 for Hankison.
The WNBA dedicated its season to Taylor and the Say Her Name movement. Her name is on the back of team jerseys, and has been inked on shoes in both the WNBA and NBA, and NFL players were allowed to wear a helmet decal with her name during season openers.
“We are dedicating this season to Breonna Taylor, an outstanding EMT who was murdered over 130 days ago in her home,” Liberty player Layshia Clarendon said in July.
The news shocked so many people acorss all sports and they spoke out after the decision:
At a news conference, state Attorney General Daniel Cameron said Hankison and the two other officers who entered Taylor’s apartment announced themselves before entering the apartment and did not use a no-knock warrant.
“According to Kentucky law, the use of force by Officers [Jonathan] Mattingly and [Myles] Cosgrove was justified to protect themselves,” Cameron said. “This justification bars us from pursuing criminal charges in Miss Breonna Taylor’s death.”