The global protests and stunning rise of Black Lives Matter have led to sweeping changes in police departments across the country and brought swift charges to the people who killed George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery. But the police officers who killed Breonna Taylor have yet to meet the same justice. In fact, the Louisville Metro Police Department released an incident report of the night Taylor was killed during a “no-knock” warrant that was almost entirely blank, which drew a seething response from the Louisville mayor.
Now, the movement to find justice for Taylor has drawn one of the world’s most powerful voices.
Beyoncé has posted an open letter on her website addressed Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron. Her letter is short and specific, making three demands: criminal charges against the three police involved in her death, transparency in the investigation of what happened the night Taylor was killed and a broader investigation into the LMPD’s response and “the pervasive practices that result in the repeated deaths of unarmed Black citizens.”
You can read the whole letter here.
“Take swift and decisive action in charging the officers,” Beyoncé wrote. “The next months cannot look like the last three.”