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Breonna Taylor

Victim of Police Brutality Breonna Taylor
Breonna Taylor Family

Profession: Victim of Police Brutality

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Breonna Taylor was a 26-year old African-American woman who came to national prominence after her death during a botched police raid on her apartment by plainclothes police officers.

Her death led to nation-wide protests against police brutality, recurring when the grand jury decided against indicting the officers involved.

Since then, Taylor has come to be a symbol of mourning and demands for racial reconciliation and justice.

Born: June 5, 1993
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: March 13, 2020 (aged 26)
Cause of Death: Shot and killed by police officers executing a no-knock warrant on her flat with a battering ram in Louisville, Kentucky

Historical Events

  • 2020-03-13 African American Breonna Taylor shot and killed by police officers executing a no-knock warrant on her flat with a battering ram in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 2020-09-15 Family of Breonna Taylor announce $12 million wrongful death settlement with city of Louisville, Kentucky, after her death in botched police raid March 13
  • 2020-09-23 Kentucky grand jury indicts only one of three officers for wanton engagement for shooting unarmed Breonna Taylor in Louisville

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