Breonna Taylor's Boyfriend Files Federal Lawsuit Against Louisville Police
Written by Huffingtonpost on March 14, 2021
Breonna Taylor’s longtime boyfriend has filed a federal lawsuit towards the Louisville, Kentucky, police division and numerous officers over authorities’ dealing with of the botched police raid that led to the 26-year-old EMT’s dying final yr.
Kenneth Walker III, in a lawsuit filed Friday and obtained by native information shops, stated his Fourth Modification rights have been violated when legislation enforcement carried out the raid. That constitutional modification prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures.
The Louisville Metro Cops had no purpose for conducting a nighttime raid, didn’t announce they have been police and used extreme pressure in response to Walker’s try to defend himself, contends the go well with, which was filed within the U.S. District Court docket for the Western District of Kentucky.
“In view of those manifold failures by the LMPD, the occasions that led to Ms. Taylor’s dying and Mr. Walker’s accidents on March 13, 2020 — and different incidents prefer it — have been all however inevitable,” the lawsuit states.
Walker final yr filed a lawsuit towards the state, metropolis authorities and 13 present and former LMPD officers as properly. That case stays open.
Armed police carried out a “no-knock” search warrant at Taylor’s Louisville residence within the early morning hours of March 13, 2020, as a part of a drug investigation that did not get better any medication. Taylor died after being shot a minimum of 5 instances by police, an investigation discovered.
Walker, who referred to as 911 as his girlfriend lay dying on the ground of her residence, was charged with the tried homicide of a police officer for firing off a single shot from his legally owned pistol through the raid. Walker has maintained he didn’t understand it was legislation enforcement officers breaking down the door. He stated he fired his gun for his personal safety.
A choose on Monday completely dismissed prison expenses towards Walker within the taking pictures.
Calling all HuffPost superfans!
Join membership to turn out to be a founding member and assist form HuffPost’s subsequent chapter