Musician Beyoncé demanded that the Kentucky attorney general charge the officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor in a letter posted to her website Sunday.
Beyoncé asked Attorney General Daniel Cameron to commit to transparency, bring charges against Officers Jonathan Mattingly, Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison and investigate the police department’s response to Taylor’s death in her letter.
“Take swift and decisive action in charging the officers,” she says. “The next months cannot look like the last three.”
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“Three months have passed — and the LMPD’s investigations have created more questions than answers,” Beyoncé wrote. “Their incident report states that Ms. Taylor suffered no injuries — yet we know she was shot at least eight times.”
“The LMPD officers claim they announced themselves before forcing their way into Ms. Taylor’s apartment — but her boyfriend who was with her, as well as several neighbors, all say that this is untrue,” she added. (RELATED: Police Release Report From Breonna Taylor’s Death, List Injuries As ‘None’ Despite Her Reportedly Being Shot 8 Times)
The “Crazy In Love” singer encouraged Cameron to break the “pattern of no action.”
“Don’t let this case fall into the pattern of no action after a terrible tragedy,” Beyoncé said. “With every death of a Black person at the hands of the police, there are two real tragedies: the death itself, and the inaction and delays that follow it.”
“This is your chance to end that pattern,” she added. “Take swift and decisive action in charging the officers. The next months cannot look like the last three.”
Taylor was reportedly shot eight times by officers who entered her home using a “no-knock” warrant during a narcotics investigation on March 13. There were reportedly no drugs found in her home, Page Six reported.