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Minnesota Lynx players lock arms during a moment of silence in honor of Breonna Taylor before a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Experts: Obstacles to charging police in Breonna Taylor case

Aug. 4, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Despite mounting public pressure to file criminal charges nearly five months after Breonna Taylor's death, prosecutors may face significant obstacles to bringing homicide-related charges against police officers who were shot at when sent to her house with a warrant, legal experts...

Dwayne Simmons makes a memorial to David McAtee near the intersection of 26th and Broadway, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. McAtee, the owner of a barbecue spot who was known for offering meals to police officers, died while police and National Guard soldiers were enforcing a curfew early Monday amid waves of protests over a previous police shooting. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Probe of Kentucky barbecue cook's fatal shooting completed

Aug. 3, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky State Police investigation into the fatal shooting of a Louisville barbecue cook during street protests against racism has been completed and handed over to prosecutors. Investigators turned over the findings in David McAtee's May 31 shooting death to the Commonwealth's...

Louisville receives extension to respond to NCAA allegations

Jul. 28, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has requested and received a 45-day extension to respond to an NCAA Notice of Allegations that accused the men’s basketball program of committing a Level I violation for an improper recruiting offer and several Level II violations. The notice included an accusation...

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Competing protesters converge on Breonna Taylor's hometown

Jul. 25, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of armed, predominantly Black, activists demanded justice for Breonna Taylor during peaceful demonstrations Saturday in her Kentucky hometown that drew counter-protesters from a white militia group. Police closed streets and set up barricades to keep the two groups apart as...

A police officer engages with a protester Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Seattle, where streets had been blocked off in an area demonstrators had occupied for weeks. Seattle police showed up in force earlier in the day at the

Police contracts can stand in the way of accountability

Jul. 19, 2020 7:59 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A stipulation in a Kentucky police contract prohibited officials from initially firing the officers involved in Breonna Taylor's death in Louisville. The disciplinary history of a Chicago police officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonald had been deleted under the department’s...

About two dozen protestors were arrested Wednesday, July 15, 2020 after sitting in the front yard of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's home in Louisville, Kentucky, chanting Breonna Taylor's name as well as calling for justice for her killing by Louisville Metro Police Department. Cameron said he still has no timeline for when his office will conclude its investigation of the case.About two dozen protestors were arrested.  (Mary Ann Gerth/Courier Journal via AP)

Felony charge against Breonna Taylor protesters dropped

Jul. 17, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A prosecutor announced Friday that he is dropping a felony charge against dozens of protesters who gathered at the Kentucky Attorney General's home to demand justice in Breonna Taylor's death. Attorney General Daniel Cameron's office is heading an investigation into the death of...

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) addresses the media at Deaconess Henderson Hospital in Henderson, Ky., Tuesday afternoon, July 14, 2020. McConnell was expressing his gratitude to healthcare workers for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic as well as discussing the Economic Security Act and coronavirus aid.  (Denny Simmons/Evansville Courier & Press via AP)

McGrath outpaces McConnell in fundraising for Senate seat

Jul. 16, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democratic challenger Amy McGrath continued her blistering fundraising pace in the spring, outdistancing Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for another quarter in their bruising, free-spending campaign in Kentucky. Despite her prodigious pace, McGrath ended the quarter...

In this image from video, a Louisville Metro Police Department office stands guard outside the home of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron as protestors sit in his front yard in Louisville, Kentucky Tuesday, July 14, 2020. About two dozen protestors were arrested. Protesters were chanting Breonna Taylor's name as well as calling for justice after the 26-year-old emergency room technician was fatally shot by LMPD in her South End Apartment while police were serving a search warrant. Cameron said he still has no timeline for when his office will conclude its investigation of the case.  (Mary Ann Gerth/Courier Journal via AP)

87 protesters arrested at Kentucky attorney general's home

Jul. 15, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Eighty-seven demonstrators who gathered at the home of Kentucky’s attorney general to demand justice for Breonna Taylor have been arrested and charged with a felony for trying to “intimidate” the prosecutor, police said. Protesters with the social justice...

This undated photo provided by Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar shows Breonna Taylor  in Louisville, Ky.  Three months after plainclothes detectives serving a warrant busted into Tylor's apartment on March 13, 2020, and shot the 26-year-old Black woman to death, only one of the three officers who opened fire has lost his job.  Calls for action against the officers have gotten louder during a national reckoning over racism and police brutality following George Floyd's death in Minneapolis.  (Photo provided by Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar via AP)

Officers in deadly Breonna Taylor raid thought she was alone

Jul. 9, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville police officers who fatally shot Breonna Taylor while serving a warrant were told she should be home alone because the main target of the narcotics investigation was elsewhere, according to an interview with one of the detectives who served the warrant. Taylor was shot...

A ground mural depicting a portrait of Breonna Taylor is seen at Chambers Park, Monday, July 6, 2020, in Annapolis, Md. The mural honors Taylor, a 26-year old Black woman who was fatally shot by police in her Louisville, Kentucky, apartment. The artwork was a team effort by the Banneker-Douglass Museum, the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, and Future History Now, a youth organization that focuses on mural projects. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Breonna Taylor's family argues police had no cause for raid

Jul. 7, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville police called off a warrant search of Breonna Taylor’s apartment after a drug suspect was located elsewhere, but then went ahead with the deadly raid to look for other suspects with no connection to Taylor, her family says in a new court filing. Taylor, a emergency...