The death of Breonna Taylor is among the recent murders at the hands of the police that have called for an imminent change in police conduct. Her murder has gained attention over the past few weeks since protests erupted across North America in support of Black Lives Matter. Breonna was murdered in March. Months later, her family, friends, and supporters of all social backgrounds have called for justice.
Yesterday would’ve marked Breonna Taylor’s 27th birthday. Many took to social media calling for charges to be laid against the officers involved in her murder including Beyoncé. Sharing an animation wishing Breonna a happy birthday, she captioned the photo, “Justice for Breonna. Click the link in my bio to take action.” Her bio redirects you to a petition demanding justice for Breonna Taylor that you can go to here.
At this point, no charges have been laid against the officers but the family did file a wrongful death lawsuit. Additionally, the FBI is now doing an investigation into her death. Police shot her eight times during a no-knock warrant after entering her home. Her boyfriend thought they were intruders and began firing shots at them. Police then open fired and killed Breonna Taylor with eight shots.
If you’re looking for more information on how you can help, we’ve shared a list of organizations you can donate to and petitions you can sign.