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The Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) released multiple body camera videos that show the SWAT team left Breonna Taylor’s body unattended in her hallway for several minutes after officers shot her.
“She’s done… She’s done,” one police officer says on the video after entering Taylor’s apartment as they spend seven minutes clearing rooms and closets before circling back to check on her.
“Ma’am, can you hear us?” officers at Taylor before checking her wrist.
“She’s done. We’ll keep one person here on her. She’s done,” one of the SWAT officers says.
Taylor was shot and killed by Louisville police officers in March during a botched raid on her apartment.
A grand jury indicted former officer Brett Hankison over shots that went into a neighboring apartment the night Taylor was killed. He was released from custody moments following his arrest after posting a $15,000 cash bond.
After the public backlash, an anonymous filed a motion requesting to speak publicly about the decision. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron then admitted that he did not recommend that the jury indict any officers on homicide charges.
Taylor’s family was awarded a $12 million settlement and institute changes to prevent any similar deaths from occurring in the future at the police’s hands. The settlement was announced days before the grand jury decision was released.
“Her death has ignited a movement in Louisville and the nation for racial justice, sending thousands into our streets and cities all across the country and the world all crying out for justice for Breonna,” Mayor Greg Fischer said at a Tuesday afternoon press conference.