Breonna Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, speaks to Gayle King one year after her death
Breonna Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, speaks to Gayle King one year after her death Kenneth Walker's life was changed just over one year ago when Louisville Metro Police officers killed his girlfriend, Breonna Taylor, in her home and arrested Walker for firing in self-defense. The charges against him have now been permanently dismissed, but he exclusively told "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King that he's still struggling to adjust to life without Breonna.cbsnews.com
Breonna Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, speaks to Gayle King one year after her death
Breonna Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, speaks to Gayle King one year after her death Kenneth Walker's life was changed just over one year ago when Louisville Metro Police officers killed his girlfriend, Breonna Taylor, in her home and arrested Walker for firing in self-defense. The charges against him have now been permanently dismissed, but he exclusively told "CBS This Morning's" Gayle King he's still struggling to adjust to life without Breonna.cbsnews.com
In Louisville, Breonna Taylor’s family honors her legacy
(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)(AP) – On the one-year anniversary of Breonna Taylor's death, the slain Black woman's family continued their call for justice as hundreds of demonstrators gathered in downtown Louisville on Saturday. In a tweet Saturday, President Joe Biden called Taylor's death “a tragedy, a blow to her family, her community, and America." Police had a no-knock warrant but said they knocked and announced their presence before entering Taylor’s apartment, a claim some witnesses have disputed. Andy Beshear, a Democrat, tweeted a statement in support of Taylor's family, including her mother, Tamika Palmer. “Today we remember Breonna Taylor, her tragic and unnecessary loss and the immense work we have ahead of us,” he said.
Judge permanently dismisses charges against Kenneth Walker, boyfriend of Breonna Taylor
A judge has permanently dismissed charges against Kenneth Walker, the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, for allegedly shooting and wounding a police officer last year. Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Olu Stevens on Monday granted local prosecutors' motion to dismiss the charges, CBS affiliate WLKY reported. Walker was initially charged with assault and attempted murder after he allegedly opened fire and wounded Louisville Metro Police Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly. Last May, the charges against Walker were dropped without prejudice — meaning he could face the same charges again. Steve Romines, Walker's attorney, applauded prosecutors last week.cbsnews.com
Prosecutors move to permanently dismiss charges against Kenneth Walker, boyfriend of Breonna Taylor
Kentucky prosecutors are moving to permanently dismiss criminal charges against Kenneth Walker, the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, after nearly a year of legal battles. The charges against Walker were dropped last May, but they were dropped without prejudice — meaning he could face the same charges again. Breonna Taylor and Kenneth Walker appear in an undated photo. Walker's attorney, Steve Romines, told CBS News his client was relieved by the news. "After the worst year of [Walker's] life, prosecutors have finally acknowledged that he did nothing wrong and acted in self-defense," Romines said.cbsnews.com
Two officers fired over police raid that killed Breonna Taylor
The Louisville Metro Police Department has formally fired two of the officers involved in the March police raid that killed emergency medical worker Breonna Taylor. Cosgrove was fired for violating the department's deadly force policy, according to a termination letter obtained by CBS News. In the termination letter, Gentry cited Cosgrove's statements to internal investigators in which he described seeing a "distorted shadowy mass" and "flashes of big light." "The shots you fired went in three different directions, indicating you did not verify a threat or have target acquisition," Gentry wrote. In her letter to Cosgrove, Gentry wrote the detective failed to follow procedure when he didn't activate his body camera.cbsnews.com
Tyler Perry donates $100,000 to defense fund of Breonna Taylor's boyfriend
Tyler Perry has donated $100,000 to the legal defense fund of Breonna Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, after police fatally shot Taylor inside her apartment earlier this year. Mattingly was shot in the thigh in the March 13 police raid in which Taylor was killed while at home. Walker told "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King that he asked police to identify themselves several times, but never got an answer. Three officers fired a combined 32 shots into the apartment, with "bullets coming in every direction," Walker said. Police charged Walker with attempted murder of a police officer, but never told him directly that Taylor was killed.cbsnews.com
Louisville police officer sues Kenneth Walker, boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, for emotional distress, assault and battery
An officer involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor has filed a civil suit against the 26-year-old's boyfriend for emotional distress, assault and battery on the night she was killed. The lawsuit claims Louisville Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly experienced "severe trauma, mental anguish, and emotional distress" because of Kenneth Walker's actions on March 13. Walker, a licensed gun owner who said he thought the officers were intruders, allegedly fired a shot that hit Mattingly in the leg. Walker subsequently sued the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department and also sought immunity based on the state's "Stand Your Ground" law. Dozens showed up in pouring rain and bitter cold Thursday night for a "Say her name" march, reports CBS Louisville affiliate WLKY-TV.cbsnews.com
Grand juror speaks after judge ruling in Breonna Taylor case
LOUISVILLE – A grand juror in the Breonna Taylor case is speaking out after a Louisville judge cleared the way for the the panel’s members to talk publicly about the secretive proceedings. The grand jury charged one officer with endangering her neighbors. The grand jury asked questions about bringing other charges against the officers, “and the grand jury was told there would be none because the prosecutors didn't feel they could make them stick,” the grand juror said. Grand juries are typically secret meetings, though earlier this month the audio recordings of the proceedings in the Taylor case were released publicly. Cameron announced the results of the grand jury investigation in a widely viewed news conference on Sept. 23.
The Latest: Subdued group gathers at Louisville park
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The latest on the release of grand jury proceedings in the Breonna Taylor case (all times local):5:30 p.m.A small, subdued group of people gathered at the downtown Louisville, Kentucky, park that has been the scene of numerous protests after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police more than six months ago. The footage was shown to the grand jury that was weighing whether to file charges against police. Myles Cosgrove told investigators reviewing the events of March 13 that he saw “vivid white flashes” amid the darkness. In the audio recording of the grand jury session, someone in the room is heard saying, “That’s not appropriate.”___2:10 p.m. An investigator for the Kentucky Attorney General's office relayed the information to a grand jury in the case.
A timeline of events related to the death of Breonna Taylor
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Here is a timeline of events that began with the death of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman whose killing by police in her home in Kentucky has encouraged a national reckoning on race:March 13: Officers serving a narcotics warrant fatally shoot Taylor in her home in Louisville, Kentucky. May 13: Top Louisville prosecutor Tom Wine recuses himself from reviewing police investigation, Attorney General Daniel Cameron named as special prosecutor. June 23: Officer Brett Hankison, one of 3 officers who fired shots the night of Taylor’s death, is fired for “blindly” firing into Taylor’s apartment. June 25: Celebrities join hundreds of demonstrators outside state Capitol calling on Cameron to charge officers. Sept. 7: Fischer names Yvette Gentry, first Black woman to lead Louisville Police department, as interim chief beginning Oct. 1.
Kyrie Irving Producing TV Special as a Call to Action in Breonna Taylor's Death
It's been nearly four months since Breonna Taylor was killed, and Kyrie Irving is making sure that the world remembers her. On Wednesday, Irving, along with Common and other stars, will team up for the TV special #SAYHERNAME: BREONNA TAYLOR, which is being produced by the 28-year-old Brooklyn Nets player for PlayersTV digital and broadcast network. I stand for Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, and the countless women whose names are never said but have shared the same unfortunate fate," Irving said. "I am equally committed to creating platforms like the #SAYHERNAME: Breonna Taylor special, that provides support, solutions, and sustainable impact." #SAYHERNAME: BREONNA TAYLOR will air Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Louisville calm after man was shot and killed amid protest
LOUISVILLE, Ky. Several dozen people gathered Sunday at a park in downtown Louisville where a man had been shot and killed the night before amid a protest over the killing of Breonna Taylor. John Kriner knelt for nearly 30 minutes at the site, Jefferson Square near the citys courthouse, to pray for peace. Reports of shots fired at Jefferson Square Park came in around 9 p.m., Louisville Metro police said in a statement. The Saturday night shooting was at least the second during nearly a month of protests in Louisville over Taylors death. Kenneth Walker, Taylor's boyfriend, was originally charged with attempted murder after he fired a shot at one of the officers who came into the home.