FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — People are rallying outside the Kentucky Capitol Thursday as they call for justice in Breonna Taylor's death. Protesters want Attorney General Daniel Cameron to charge the police officers involved.
Taylor, a Louisville EMT, was inside of her home on March 13 when police conducted a "no-knock raid" on her home for a narcotics investigation. Kenneth Walker, Taylor's boyfriend, allegedly shot at police, thinking they were intruders. Officers returned fire, killing Taylor.
Walker was originally arrested for firing at police but later was released.
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One of the police officers involved in shooting death has been fired. On Tuesday, a termination letter for Officer Brett Hankison, released by the city's police department, said Hankinson violated procedures by showing "extreme indifference to the value of human life."
Two other officers remain on administrative reassignment while the shooting death is investigated.