If the DOJ proves its case, the officers should absolutely be charged and convicted. Still, one must ask, is justice the goal here?
Today, the DOJ stepped in to grant justice to Breonna Taylor. And we should be clear about why: because of President Biden.
The former officers have been charged with civil rights offenses, unlawful conspiracies, obstruction offenses and use of excessive force.
Protests have been taking place in Akron, Ohio, after police fatally shot Jayland Walker, a 25-year-old Black man, on June 27.
The former president again called Kentucky's attorney general a "star," using similar language when he defended the prosecutor's handling of the Taylor case.
Myles Cosgrove has filed a lawsuit challenging his January 2021 firing and the December decision from a police review board that upheld the firing.
Hankison was found not guilty of wanton endangerment for firing shots that went through a wall into a neighboring home in the raid that led to Taylor's death.
Breanna Muir from The Washington Post called out the outlet's director of video for misidentifying her as Taylor, saying she was "horrified and humiliated."
Locke, a 22-year-old Black man, was fatally shot by an officer while police were executing a "no-knock" warrant inside a Minneapolis apartment.
Minneapolis Police Chief Amelia Huffman said that officers obtained both a no-knock and a knock warrant before Locke was fatally shot.
Evans admitted hitting a man in the back of the head with a riot stick during unrest in Louisville, Kentucky, in May 2020.
The task force recommended additional police training, tracking ZIP codes where search warrants are carried out and use of an electronic database.
Travis McMichael's attorney argued that use of a photo of the vanity plate is "not relevant and is prejudicial."
"I've said this until I'm blue in the face that what happened to Miss Taylor was a tragedy, unequivocally a tragedy," said Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron.
Cory Evans, who resigned from the force in June, pleaded guilty to using unreasonable force a during protest in May 2020.
Former Det. Joshua Jaynes was fired in January after we was "untruthful about how he obtained some information regarding the Taylor warrant."
"You can't cheat, you can't go apply for a no-knock warrant for a girl you said is not a suspect based on information that is untrue," Yvette Gentry said.
"The decision has been made and now it's time for our community to come together," Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton reportedly said after a ban on police using no-knock warrants was approved on Thursday.
"[T]he very laws that are supposed to protect us are being used to kill us," the attorney said.
Will the U.S. seize the historic moment following the conviction of Derek Chauvin for George Floyd's murder to finally tackle the the policing and criminal justice crises that have torn the country apart? Activist Shaun King outlines the steps Biden and Congress should take now.
"What this says to me is that in order to get a nominal degree of justice in this country, that a Black man has to be murdered, on air, viewed by the entire world," Johnson said in response to the guilty verdict.
This video shows an officer throwing four punches at Dee Garrett's head, breaking the man's glasses in the process.
Closing arguments in the Chauvin trial begin Monday. The NBA told its teams to be cautious in reactions to the verdict.
Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly was among three officers who fired their weapons during an attempted search warrant execution that left Breonna Taylor dead.
A controversial bill being considered in the Kentucky General Assembly will not make it to the House floor this year after lawmakers failed to bring it up for vote last week, bringing the legislation to a standstill.
"This might be the first time you actually saw Breonna Taylor on video," Brooke Ariel wrote in a tweet alongside the clip of Taylor, a year after she was killed by Louisville police during a botched raid.
A video posted on Twitter showed two protesters were knocked off an LAPD cruiser's hood when the vehicle sped forward.
Rallies took place in cities across the U.S., renewing calls for justice a year after Taylor was killed by police during a botched drug raid in Louisville, Kentucky.
Taylor's death, along with George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery's, sparked national protests and calls for police reform.