‘We demand justice’—Protests erupt across the U.S. over Breonna Taylor grand jury verdict

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‘We demand justice’—Protests erupt across the U.S. over Breonna Taylor grand jury verdict

A grand jury indicted a former Louisville, Kentucky, policeman, Sgt. Brett Hankison, on wanton endangerment charges connected to the police raid that led to the killing of Breonna Taylor, although he was not charged with any crimes related to her death. None of the other police officers involved in the raid on Taylor’s home were criminally charged by the grand jury. Taylor’s death, along with the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last spring, catalyzed the protest-driven movement to reform police departments nationwide.