Hundred of people gathered in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday following the grand jury decision not to charge any of the officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor with her killing in Louisville, Kentucky.
Demonstrators marched through the streets, occasionally impeding traffic, but there were no immediate reports of property damage or arrests–as police appeared to be standing by and watching the demonstrations without engaging protesters.
News of the grand jury’s decision in the Breonna Taylor case spread quickly Wednesday as demonstrators took to the streets of Louisville, protesting her killing and the limited charges brought against only one of the officers involved.
Protests in downtown neighborhoods of Louisville also led to clashes between demonstrators and officers. Blocks away from the center of protests, a Louisville Metro police officer was shot. The officer’s condition was unknown, and further details were not immediately available.
Former Louisville police Detective Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment connected with the shooting that ended in Taylor’s killing, but no charges were announced directly related to Taylor’s killing.
Previously, the city of Louisville agreed to pay $12 million to Taylor’s family and reform police practices as part of a lawsuit settlement months, after Taylor’s slaying by police thrust the Black woman’s name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race.
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