- Singer Beyoncé has written to the Kentucky Attorney General demanding for justice for Breonna Taylor
- Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police Department officers on 13 March
- The singer also requested that he investigate the police department’s response to the fatal incidence that result in the repeated deaths of unarmed black citizens
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American singer, Beyonée Knowles has taken a step in the fight for justice for African Americans suffering racism at the hands of the police in the United States.
The Drunk In Love singer recently wrote a letter to the Kentucky Attorney General, Daniel Cameron, demanding for justice for Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police Department officers.
According to reports, three LMPD officers executing a no-knock search warrant entered Taylor's apartment in Louisville, Kentucky.
Taylor was asleep when the plainclothes officers entered her home shortly after midnight on 13 March to execute a no-knock drug warrant.
Taylor’s boyfriend, who lived with her, said he did not realise the officers were law enforcement and fired one shot at them, striking a police sergeant in the leg. Officers returned fire and shot Taylor at least eight times, killing her.
Beyoncé urged Cameron to charge the officers involved. She also criticised the lack of progress in the investigation of the unjust killing which took place three months ago.
In the letter, Beyoncé called for criminal charges to be brought against the officers in charge and also urged the Attorney General to commit to "transparency in the investigation and prosecution” of the officers’ conduct.
See the letter below:
Meanwhile, Kanye West has joined other celebs who have donated huge amounts to assist families who have been affected by racism and injustices in the US.
The billionaire rapper donated $2 million to support the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.
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