Breonna Taylor’s Mother Recalls Finding Out She Died + Accuses Police Of Lying Several Times: They Need To Be Fired & Arrested!
Breonna Taylor has been just one of the names amplified in the recent uprising of Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality. The 26-year-old EMT’s apartment was invaded by police this past March. In an attempt to execute a no-knock search warrant, police fired into the apartment, with Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, returning fire. Breonna Taylor died as a result of that invasion. However, no law enforcement has been charged or arrested. In fact, according to Breonna’s mother, Tamika Palmer, Louisville police allegedly attempted to attribute the murder to parties outside of their officers – including her boyfriend, Kenneth, who was arrested and detained for months.
Tamika Palmer told Power 105.1’s Angie Martinez and Angela Yee:
“No, [the officers have not been charged.] They’re on administrative leave, so they’re still being paid by the police department.”
Here’s how events unfolded after a phone conversation with Breonna’s boyfriend – revealing what Tamika Palmer said was the first of several inconsistencies told to her by police:
“I get dressed and I head over there. But in the middle of me heading over there, I’m calling Kenny’s phone and he’s not answering. So I’m calling Breonna’s phone, and she’s not answering. So when I get to her street, it’s lined with police. There’s an officer at the end of the road, who I tell, ‘I need to get through there. Something’s going on with my daughter.’ She tells me that I needed to get to the hospital; that two ambulances had been through. One took an officer and the other took a girl- whoever was hurt. And when I get to the hospital, I tell them why I’m there. They check. They come back and she says, ‘Well, she’s not here.’ And I say, ‘Well, I don’t know. Maybe I got here before her.’ And so I sat there for about two hours…so I knew I needed to get back to the apartment.”
She says due to the initial misconceptions about the case, she’s felt alone in her fight for justice for Breonna:
“I’ve felt alone because you hear all these stories all the time. The police go in, it’s a raid gone bad, people are shooting. So you think, ‘These people were selling drugs and shot at the police.’ So people kind of moved on when, in fact, that wasn’t the case at all.”
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On March 13, 2020, Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African-American emergency medical technician, was fatally shot by #Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers. Three LMPD officers forced entry into her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky, under the authority of a search warrant. Gunfire was exchanged between Taylor's boyfriend #KennethWalker and the officers. Walker said he believed that the officers were intruders. The LMPD officers fired over twenty shots. Taylor was shot eight times and LMPD sergeant Mattingly was injured by gunfire. Her mother gives the latest on her tragic case ? (? @angelayee @angiemartinez #justiceforbreonnataylor @breakfastclubam)
Tamika Palmer detailed how police allegedly lied to her over a matter of hours, even insinuating that Kenneth had been responsible for the shooting:
“Once I got back, I was able to get through a little more so I was closer to the apartment…we stood out there about two hours before the detective came over. So when he comes over…he asks me if I knew of anybody who would wanna hurt Breonna or Kenny. So, of course, I say, ‘No.’ At this point, they still hadn’t told me who did this and what happened…so he comes back another hour or two hours later, and he asks had Breonna and Kenny been having any problems. And I’m like, ‘No! Are you insinuating Kenny did something to Breonna? Because Kenny would never hurt her.’ So at this point I’m screaming, ‘Where’s Kenny? I need to talk to Kenny!’ So he says, ‘Well, Kenny’s at one of our offices trying to help us piece together what happened here tonight.’…I asked about the officer being shot…he said, ‘Well he was here responding to a call…to serve a narcotics warrant.’ And I said, ‘For who? Cause Breonna and Kenny ain’t selling no narcotics.’…he said he hadn’t seen the warrant, and that it had probably got lost in the shuffle…I said, ‘Why won’t you tell me where Breonna is? I need to see Breonna.’ And he said, ‘Well she’s still in the apartment.'”
Lastly, the grieving mother shared what justice would look like for her daughter, Breonna Taylor:
“These officers being fired and arrested. If anybody else would’ve done it, they’d be arrested. They obtained a warrant under a lie, and they’ve told several stories – so they should be arrested.”
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