Say her name! The fight for justice is far from over for Breonna Taylor. Since her untimely death last March when she was fatally shot and killed by the ex-Louisville Metro Police (LMPD) while she was sleeping, her family, along with activists, have been pressuring for justice. Breonna’s family are taking legal action against the department again after alleging police withheld important footage showing the incident that caused their death, according to The Daily Mail.
The Taylor family claim police may have lied about the existence of body camera footage that captured the moment Breonna was fatally shot in a botched drug raid on her friend Kenneth Walker’s home. On Thursday, attorney Sam Aguiar filed the lawsuit, alleging that officers at the site of Breonna’s death received all of the body cameras, although the department says none turned them on.
As we reported last September, new body cam footage was released on the aftermath of Breonna’s death. The footage shows that several police officers failed to follow several departmental guidelines after their deaths. In addition, the crime scene is said to have been compromised. The footage was reportedly captured by 45 different body cameras and included in the investigation file compiled by the LMPD’s Public Integrity Unit. This was also shared with Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron.
Attorney Aguiar has represented the Taylor family in the past and was victorious in winning the previous lawsuit against the LMPD. The Taylor family sued her in an unlawful death settlement and received $ 12 million in severance pay. Roommate, from now on we will keep you informed when new updates come in.
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