Attorney Ben Crump Comments on Charges Against the Officers Involved in the Killing of Breonna Taylor (Louisvile, KY) — The March 2020 shooting and death of healthcare worker Breonna Taylor has led to charges filed against four former and current Louisville, KY police officers. The botched raid on her apartment ended with Breonna dead with five gunshot wounds after her boyfriend fired at what he thought was a home invader.
Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury lawyer Ben Crump and co-counsel Sam Aguiar and Lonita Baker released the following statement regarding charges being filed against several of the officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor:
“These nearly two and a half years have been extremely difficult for Tamika, Juniyah, and their family as they’ve endlessly fought for justice on behalf of Breonna. Likewise, it has been a tough fight for the attorneys, advocates, and community members who have rallied to support Breonna’s family in their quest for justice.
“Today was a huge step toward justice. We are grateful for the diligence and dedication of the FBI and the DOJ as they investigated what led to Breonna’s murder and what transpired afterwards. The justice that Breonna received today would not have been possible without the efforts of Attorney General Merrick Garland or Assistant AG for Civil Rights Kristen Clarke. We hope this announcement of a guilty plea sends a message to all other involved officers that it is time to stop covering up and time to accept responsibility for their roles in causing the death of an innocent, beautiful young Black woman.
“On behalf of Breonna’s family, thank you to all who have continued to say her name, continued to pray, continued to fight, and continued to shut down all of the hate, negativity, and lies. There have been so many dark days, so many times when hope was lost. We cannot emphasize enough how pivotal your voices and support have been to keep us going.
“There are still so many families who are fighting and praying for justice and accountability in situations where their loved ones were wrongfully killed by the police. We need to stand with them, fight with them, pray with them, and do whatever is possible for them.
“Say her name. Breonna Taylor.”
Attorney Ben Crump Comments on Charges Against the Officers Involved in the Killing of Breonna Taylor