Beyonce Writes Letter Demanding Justice For Breonna Taylor: 3 Months Have Passed & Zero Arrests Have Been Made
Beyoncé is demanding justice for Breonna Taylor in a lengthly letter addressed to the Kentucky Attorney General, Daniel Cameron seeking charges after three months of no action against the three police officers involved in her death.
On March 13, Taylor was shot and killed in her home after police officers used a no-knock warrant. Since her death Taylor has made headlines across the nation with the help of Black Lives Matter protests and social media activist. In the Grammy winner’s letter, Beyonce questions the actions of the officer.
“Three months have passed and the LMPD’s investigations have created more questions than answers. Their incident report states that Ms. Taylor suffered no injuries yet we know she was shot at least eight times. 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.”
“Three months have passed and zero arrests have been made, and no officers have been fired. 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.”
Beyoncé calls for criminal charges against the officers, transparency in the investigation and and an examination into the “pervasive practices that result in the repeated deaths of unarmed Black citizens.”
“1.) Bring criminal charges against Jonathan Mattingly, Myles, Cosgrove, and Brett Hakison.
2.) Commit to transparency in the investigation and prosecution of these officers’ criminal conduct.
3.) Investigate the LMPD’s response to Breonna Taylor’s murder, as well the pervasive pretties that result in the repeated deaths of unarmed black citizens.”
At the end of the letter, Beyonce urges Attorney General Cameron to fully understand the depth of continuing a pattern of injustice.
“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.”
As perviously reported, last month Beyonce took to social media, urging her followers to sign a petition in an effort to get full justice for George Floyd. She wrote:
“We need justice for George Floyd. We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight. We’re broken and we’re disgusted. We cannot normalize this pain. I’m not only speaking to people of color. If you’re white, black, brown, or anything in between, I’m sure you feel hopeless by the racism going on in America right now.”
“No more senseless killings of human beings. No more seeing people of color as less than human. We can no longer look away. George was all of our family in humanity. He’s our family because he’s a fellow American. There have been too many times that we’ve seen these violent killings and no consequences. Yes someone’s been charged, but justice is far from being achieved. Please sign the petition, continue to pray for peace, compassion, and healing for our country. Thank you so much.”
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