Profession: Victim of Police Brutality
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.
- 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
- Breonna Taylor (1993-2020) - Black Past
- Here’s What You Need to Know About Breonna Taylor’s Death - NY Times