Singer Beyonce has
written an open letter to Louisville attorney general Daniel Cameron on Sunday,
asking for justice and the arrest of the officers who killed Breonna Taylor.
Breonna Taylor was a
26-year-old EMT who was killed in March by the police officers Jonathan
Mattingly, Myles Cosgrove, and Brett Hankison. Her crime was that she resisted
a no-knock search being carried out in her area. Her boyfriend and neighbors
say that even though the search was supported to be no-knock, the police
officers introduced themselves before entering her house.
Beyonce posted the letter on her website and said that the police were covering
up the crimes as there is a clear inconsistency in the statements. The report
prepared by the authorities says that Taylor suffered “no injuries” when her
autopsy report showed that she was shot eight times.
Beyonce has demanded
criminal charges for all the three officers involved and “a commitment to
transparency in their investigation”.
“With every death of a
Black person at the hands of police, there are two real tragedies: the death
itself, and the inaction and delays that follow it,” she wrote. “This is your
chance to end that pattern.”
Louisville mayor Greg
Fischer said that he would sign “Breonna’s Law” which would make it illegal for
police officers to conduct no-knock warrants in the city. However, Beyonce and
other people want to see more action and especially the arrest of those three
officers who killed Taylor.