The GRAMMY winner Beyonce has sent a letter to Kentucky Attorney General to take action against three police officers who are involved in Breonna Taylor’s death.
The 26-year-old guy Taylor was fatally shot by the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) on March 13. Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker said that three plainclothes police officers executed a no-knock search warrant entered her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky. He also mentioned that the officers fired over 20 shots into the apartment, including eight shots at Taylor, who was asleep and unarmed when LMPD entered her residence.
Beyonce wrote in her letter, “Three months have passed — and the LMPD’s investigations have created more questions than answers. The report states that Ms. Taylor suffered no injuries — yet we know she was shot at least eight times,” the singer pointed out. “The LMPD officers claim they announced themselves before forcing their way into Ms. Taylor’s apartment — but her boyfriend who was with her, as well as several neighbors, all say that this is untrue.”
Beyonce continued, “The LMPD’s investigation was turned over to your office, and yet all of the officers involved in the shooting remain employed by the LMPD. Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Officers Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison must be held accountable for their actions.”
She added, “Don’t let this case fall into the pattern of no action after a terrible tragedy. With every death of a black person at the hands of the police, there are two real tragedies: the death itself, and the inaction and delays that follow it. This is your chance to end that pattern. Take swift and decisive action in charging the officers. The next months cannot look like the last three.”
In that letter Beyonce also wrote, “Three months have passed — and Breonna Taylor’s family still waits for justice. Ms. Taylor’s family has not been able to take time to process and grieve. Instead, they have been working tirelessly to rally the support of friends, their community, and the country to obtain justice for Breonna,” she continued. “Your office has both the power and the responsibility to bring justice to Breonna Taylor, and demonstrate the value of a black woman’s life.”
Beyonce requested Kentucky Attorney General Cameron to use his power to bring criminal charges against the officers and commit to transparency in the investigation.