Louisville Police Declare ‘State of Emergency’ in Anticipation of Breonna Taylor Announcement

Many worry the preparations for protests indicate a lack of charges against the killers.

By Abu Khalil

Buckle in, America.

Police in Louisville, Kentucky, are restricting access to the downtown area ahead of the state attorney general’s announcement about whether charges will be pressed against the officers in Breonna Taylor’s shooting.

“While we do not know when the Attorney General will make his announcement, LMPD is taking the following actions now to ensure the area is as safe as possible for those coming downtown to express their First Amendment Rights, as well as those who live and work in the area,” the Louisville Metro Police Department reported in a statement Tuesday.

Many speculate the announcement of a state of emergency is in anticipation of no charges being brought against the killers. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced earlier in September that “an investigation, if done properly, cannot follow a certain timeline.”

“When the investigation concludes and a decision is made, we will provide an update about an announcement,” he said.

Taylor was shot eight times March 13th by officers who entered her home using a ‘no-knock warrant’ during a narcotics investigation. The warrant used by officers was tied to a suspect who did not live at the location. No drugs were found inside. The use of no-knock warrants has been banned by Louisville’s Metro Council since the killing of Taylor.

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