Brianna Taylor death: Briana Taylor killed during police shooting, correctly spelt as Breonna Taylor died March 13, 2020 after police stormed her home as she slept and exchanged as much as 22 gunshots with her boyfriend.
Breonna Taylor was a 26 year old emergency medical technician (EMT).
The police stormed her Louisville home as part of a drugs investigation and were searching for a suspect who was already in custody, a lawsuit claims.
The police claim they were returning fire after her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker shot and wounded one officer in the apartment.
Brianna Taylor death: Briana Taylor killed during police shooting update
Her family have now hired prominent civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who has represented the families of other high-profile black shooting victims, including Trayvon Martin and Ahmaud Arbery.
A defence attorney for Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, says he fired in self-defence because police did not announce themselves and that he believed they were breaking in to the home.
Louisville Police Department has declined to answer several questions about the allegations, citing an ongoing internal investigation.