Latest Breonna Taylor News

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2020, file photo, University of Georgia students lead a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown in memory of Breonna Taylor in Athens, Ga. Hours of material in the grand jury proceedings for Taylor’s fatal shooting by police have been made public on Friday, Oct. 2.  (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)

Police major who oversaw Taylor drug raid unit investigated

Oct. 22, 2020 1:06 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville Police major who oversaw the unit that sent officers to Breonna Taylor's home the night she was fatally shot is the subject of an internal police investigation. The department’s Professional Standards Unit opened an investigation this week into Maj. Kimberly...

BYU tight end Masen Wake (13) hurdles UTSA's Corey Mayfield Jr. (26) and Antonio Parks in the first half during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool)

Touching tribute: BYU's Masen Wake honors late mom after TD

Oct. 21, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

For two weeks, BYU sophomore Masen Wake kept his tribute to his mother covered up, waiting for just the right moment to unveil it. That time arrived last Friday when the walk-on fullback/tight end scored the go-ahead touchdown at Houston. He lifted his jersey to reveal a T-shirt that read in bold, blue lettering:...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo, people gather in Jefferson Square awaiting word on charges against police officers, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. Hours of material in the grand jury proceedings for Taylor’s fatal shooting by police have been made public on Friday, Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Officer in raid says Breonna Taylor 'didn't deserve to die'

Oct. 21, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville police officer who shot Breonna Taylor after he was wounded by her boyfriend's gunshot said she “didn’t deserve to die.” Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly said Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical worker who was roused from her bed by police serving a...

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron addresses the media following the return of a grand jury investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor, in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. A judge has cleared the way for grand jurors to speak about the proceedings in the case against the police officers who shot Breonna Taylor. An anonymous grand juror who sat on the panel last month had sued to speak publicly. None of the officers were charged directly in Taylor’s death, but one officer was charged with endangering Taylor’s neighbors. Cameron, whose office led the investigation, had opposed letting grand jurors speak about the proceedings. He has said he did not introduce any homicide charges against the two officers who shot Taylor, because they were justified in returning fire after Taylor's boyfriend shot at them. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Grand juror speaks after judge ruling in Breonna Taylor case

Oct. 20, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — A grand juror who won a court fight to speak publicly about the Breonna Taylor investigation took issue Tuesday with statements by Kentucky's attorney general and said the jury was not given the option to consider charges connected to Taylor's shooting death by police. The anonymous...

'No-knock' warrants by police banned in Aurora, Colorado

Oct. 20, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — City officials in Aurora, Colorado, have banned ‘no-knock’ police raids, the latest effort to reform law enforcement tactics after police fatally shot Breonna Taylor in her Kentucky apartment this year. The Aurora City Council voted 7-3 on Monday to prohibit police from forcibly...

EDS NOTE: OBSCENITY - With the U.S Capitol in the back ground demonstrators march on Pennsylvania Avenue during the Women's March in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Organizers exhort women to vote for change at US rallies

Oct. 17, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

Thousands of mostly young women in masks rallied Saturday in the nation's capital and other U.S. cities, exhorting voters to oppose President Donald Trump and his fellow Republican candidates in the Nov. 3 elections. The latest of rallies that began with a massive women’s march the day after Trump’s...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo, people gather in Jefferson Square awaiting word on charges against police officers, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. Hours of material in the grand jury proceedings for Taylor’s fatal shooting by police have been made public on Friday, Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

For Breonna: Louisville rapper pens song a day on racism

Oct. 17, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Protesting has long been as American as apple pie, with one of the primary ways of amplifying a protest’s message and movement coming through music. Think Bob Dylan’s “Hurricane,” Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son,” Rage...

Lance Greene, one of Lancaster County Pa.'s first Black assistant district attorneys, stands in front of the Lancaster County Courthouse Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (Blaine Shahan/LNP Media Group Lancaster online via AP)

Black assistant DA sees purpose in helping youth

Oct. 17, 2020 9:24 AM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A photo of Jackie Robinson hangs on Assistant District Attorney Lance Greene’s office wall on the fifth floor of 50 N. Duke St. in Lancaster. Robinson is sliding into home plate, his right leg leading the way, angling to avoid the tag. His arms are outstretched for balance, and...

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, Tarana Burke, founder and leader of the #MeToo movement, marches with others at the #MeToo March in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. As the #MeToo movement marks the third year since it received global recognition, Burke is working to make sure it remains inclusive and reclaims its original intent: A focus on marginalized voices and experiences. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

On #MeToo anniversary, leaders say focus is on inequality

Oct. 15, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — When #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke thinks about the group's future as the world celebrates its anniversary, her vision is clear. It predates the moment that most people know — when the #MeToo hashtag went viral three years ago on Oct. 15, 2017, sparking a global conversation...

Kansas congressional candidates scuffle over police reform

Oct. 15, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Republican state treasurer and Democratic Topeka mayor who are running for the open seat in Kansas' 2nd Congressional District clashed over police reform and racial justice in a debate. Jake LaTurner, the state's treasurer, was on the attack Wednesday for much of the 30-minute...