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Two Police Officer Shot In US Over Killing Of Breonna Taylor

Two police officers have been shot following violent protests over the killing of Breonna Taylor in...
Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

7:43 AM - 24 Sep 2020



Two Police Officer Shot In US...

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Two Police Officer Shot In US Over Killing Of Breonna Taylor

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

7:43 AM - 24 Sep 2020



Two police officers have been shot following violent protests over the killing of Breonna Taylor in the US.

The 26-year-old black woman was shot multiple times by police who burst into her home during a drug raid gone wrong in March.

Demonstrations have reignited in the city of Louisville, Kentucky after no officers were charged with offences directly linked to her death.

At a news conference, police chief Robert Schroeder said the officers were hit after deploying to the centre of the city following reports of shots being fired.

He said they were being treated at University Hospital where one was "alert and stable" with the other "undergoing surgery and stable".

He added that one suspect was in custody.

President Trump has tweeted his sympathy for the injured officers:

The violence comes after a grand jury decision not to charge police officers for the fatal shooting of Ms Taylor.

Prosecutors announced a single officer had been indicted, but not on charges directly involving the 26-year-old's death on 13 March.

Of the three officers involved, Brett Hankison was the only one to be indicted on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment - after he fired his gun into neighbouring apartments.

He could face up to five years in prison for each of the three counts.



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