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Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, sat down for an interview. He revealed that he is absolutely sure that the police did not identify themselves while executing a “no-knock” warrant on the night they shot and killed Taylor.
Police were executing the search warrant for a drug case connected to Taylor’s ex-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover. Cops claimed that Walker fired at them even after identifying themselves — but Walker says this is simply not true.
Walker told CBS new anchor Gayle King that he and Taylor asked “several times” who was on the other side of the apartment door when police knocked at the doot. “And there was no response. So the next thing I know the door is flying open,” he told King.
“It was dead silent in the house,” he continued. “And it was 12:00, 1:00 at night, or whatever time. So it was — it’s always quiet. We live in a quiet place. So if somebody was on the other side of the door saying anything, we would hear them.”
King then asked Walker if he was sure that officers did not announce themselves before firing. “I’m a million percent sure that nobody identified themselves.” Walker says this was the only reason he opened fire.
“That’s why I grabbed the gun. Didn’t have a clue,” Walker said. “I mean, if it was the police at the door, and they just said, ‘We’re the police,’ me or Breonna didn’t have a reason at all not to open the door to see what they wanted.
“That’s why I never thought it was the police. Because why would the police be coming here?” Walker said.