Breonna Taylor

Lester Holt to host ‘Nightly News’ from Louisville next week

NBC News anchorman Lester Holt will anchor “Nightly News” from Louisville on Tuesday.

Filly named Breonna victorious at Churchill Downs on Thurby

  Jon Mattingly: Officer shot during raid resulting in Breonna Taylor’s death to retire

Tamika Palmer: ‘I pray’ officers in Breonna Taylor case are charged after DOJ investigation

  Victims of LMPD misconduct seek truth in DOJ probe

  Brett Hankison’s trial delayed until 2022

  Protesters reveal personal information, address of LMPD officer who punched man during arrest

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  Downtown Louisville business owners say city is on the rebound following protests, pandemic

Publisher won’t distribute book by officer from Taylor raid

  Tamika Palmer blasts BLM Louisville, Rep. Attica Scott

Breonna Taylor case: Motion filed to permanently dismiss Kenneth Walker’s charges

LMPD chief reprimands Mattingly over email sent to fellow officers

Joshua Jaynes: Appeal hearings set for June for former LMPD officer

  Three Kentucky bills signed into law impact racial equity, equality

“Kentucky can only be its best when everyone is truly valued,” Beshear said. “Kentucky can only be just when everyone is seen, everyone is heard, and no one is left behind.”

Gov. Beshear signs bill limiting no-knock warrants

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday signed a partial ban on no-knock warrants more than a year after the deadly police shooting of Breonna Taylor.

Breonna Taylor’s mother joins rally for Texas woman killed by police

Palmer has become an advocate for people across the nation who also lost their children to police.

  Speed Art Museum honors Breonna Taylor, 2 fallen protesters in new exhibit

For the first time a portrait of Breonna Taylor that graced the cover of Vanity Fair is now being showcased for the public to see in person.

  Senate Bill 4, which limits no-knock warrants, awaits Beshear’s signature

Bill limiting no-knock warrants passes House, goes to Gov. Beshear’s desk

  Brett Hankison Trial: Judge says she’ll try to seat jury in Jefferson County

  Officer involved in WAVE 3 News pepper ball shooting nominated for an award for a separate incident

  Breonna Taylor’s closest friends reflect on her life and public perception

  No-knock warrant legislation has support, but new amendments are causing controversy

  Jefferson Square Park, now enforcing standard park procedures, clearing Taylor Memorial

Protesters cleared Jefferson Square Park after the city enforced standard park procedures.

Kenneth Walker: Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend files lawsuit against LMPD

The lawsuit was filed Friday in the Western District of Kentucky, in connection to the raid that left his girlfriend, Breonna Taylor, bleeding to death in the hallway of her apartment last year.

  Breonna Taylor’s mother says she’s not stopping her fight for justice

Through a year of roadblocks on her fight for justice, Tamika Palmer said she’s not slowing down.

Protest to policy, the next step in the Breonna Taylor movement

Protesters and activists said they will turn protest to policy, pushing for changes on every level of government.

  Protesters gather into the night on River Road, LMPD declares unlawful assembly

As protesters gathered Saturday night near the Big Four Bridge, LMPD declared an unlawful assembly.

  Calls for justice rejuvenated on anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s death

Supporters of Breonna Taylor say they're reigniting the candle in the fight for justice.

  Family, kids protest to commemorate Breonna Taylor’s death

Groups coming from far and wide for one reason, to reignite the movement on the anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s death.

Biden tweets support for Breonna Taylor’s family, vows to push for ‘landmark reform’

President Joe Biden tweeted in support of Breonna Taylor’s family on Saturday, the one-year anniversary of her death.

Community observance to be held for the anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s death

City leaders outline preparations for community observance of anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s death

Breonna Taylor: FBI Louisville, local leaders speak on anniversary of her death, ongoing investigation

FBI Louisville tweeted on its ongoing investigation into the Breonna Taylor case, saying they have made significant progress since their involvement began in May 2020.

  Louisville protesters condemn Kentucky Senate bill criminalizing police insults

SB 211 would criminalize the verbal insulting of an officer to the point where it provokes a violent response.

  Community activists push for more changes one year after Breonna Taylor’s death

One year after Breonna Taylor was killed, there have been numerous changes in local government and policing. Community activists say there is still more to be done.

  City leaders, downtown businesses prepared for weekend of protests

Saturday marks the anniversary of Breonna Taylor's death.

Until Freedom continues calls for justice, detailing events in Louisville on anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s death

National social justice group Until Freedom said they are not backing down on calls for justice coming up on the one-year anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s death.

  Breonna Taylor: Kenneth Walker’s family still fighting for accountability for her death

Two days before the one-year anniversary of her death, Walker’s parents say they won’t rest until someone is held accountable.

  Community leaders, gun violence survivors spread positivity ahead of weekend protests

Saturday, protesters plan to remember Breonna Taylor on the anniversary of her death.

  Louisville students developing ‘police encounter’ app in honor of Breonna Taylor

The application would crowdsource and compile photos, videos and other details from officer interactions

Weekend food giveaway to be organized in honor of Breonna Taylor, gun violence victims

The community food distribution will be hosted by Community Connections at 2500 Montgomery Street Sunday at 3 p.m.

Mobile billboard honoring Breonna Taylor unveiled outside LMPD Headquarters

It was paid for by SisterSong and Black Lives Matter Louisville.

Kentucky lawmakers comb through no-knock warrant bills

One of the bills is named after Breonna Taylor and would essentially ban all no-knock warrants statewide.

  Breonna Taylor protesters say they’re still emotional, anxious for justice

The death of Breonna Taylor one year ago sparked a movement that surpassed Louisville lines. But what's next after the protests? WAVE 3 News reporter Phylicia Ashley talked to those involved in the movement.

  Business leaders focus on transforming Nulu a year after Breonna Taylor’s death

The one-year anniversary of the Breonna Taylor shooting death is approaching, and some leaders in Louisville are reflecting on what’s changed.

  Protesters, FOP reflect on changes in Louisville since Breonna Taylor’s death

Some community activists are looking to build on recent progress made and create more long-term changes.

  Kenneth Walker: Charges dropped permanently against Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend

The man once charged with attempted murder of a police officer the night of the deadly raid on Breonna Taylor’s apartment had his charges dropped Monday.

Downtown protester apologizes on behalf of other protesters accused of cursing at children during cheer competition

One of the key voices from downtown Louisville’s protests lashed out against other protesters accused of cursing at children entering a cheer competition over the weekend.

  Parents angered after they say children were targeted by protesters’ ‘vulgar’ insults

Some parents said they won't come back to the city after what happened.

  Protesters still demanding justice ahead of 1 year mark of Breonna Taylor’s death

Protesters say there still haven't been enough consequences for the officers involved in the raid.

LMPD: 4 people arrested in downtown caravan protest Saturday

Four arrests and multiple citations were issued Saturday following a mobile caravan protest in Downtown Louisville.

  Breonna’s Law supporters call for statewide no-knock warrant ban in caravan to Frankfort

The caravan of more than 60 people in dozens of cars gathered Tuesday afternoon at Jefferson Square Park then drove to the state Capitol building.

Breonna’s Law supporters plan caravan from Louisville to Frankfort Tuesday

Rep. Attica Scott is calling for support of the statewide passage of House Bill 21 to ban no-knock warrants in Kentucky.

Brett Hankison’s attorney files request to move trial out of Jefferson County

Brett Hankison was one of three LMPD officers who fired their weapons at Taylor’s apartment last year, leaving the 26-year-old woman bleeding to death in the hallway of her Louisville apartment.

Rihanna calls out Attorney General Daniel Cameron on Twitter

Rihanna issued a message to Cameron on Twitter Monday morning.

  State representative weighs in on efforts to impeach AG Daniel Cameron

Rep. Pamela Stevenson said she trusts the jurors’ decision to seek impeachment charges based on their experience within the grand jury trials.

Breonna Taylor Case: 3 grand jurors aim to impeach Attorney General Daniel Cameron

The three grand jurors who disputed several crucial points in Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s decision not to indict any of the LMPD officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death are now trying to get him impeached.

Justice Now: JCPS launches program teaching students how to use voices for change

Students interviewed black leaders and activists and shared their many experiences of injustice along with ways to use their own voices for change.

  Breonna Taylor’s family speaks with political leaders at inauguration

After tragedy changed their life forever the families of Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor went to Washington, D.C. for President Biden’s inauguration and to keep the push forward for change within police and racial violence.

Hankison attorney hopes to move trial out of Jefferson County

Brett Hankison was one of three LMPD officers who fired their weapons at Taylor’s apartment last year, leaving the 26-year-old woman bleeding to death in the hallway of her Louisville apartment.

Breonna Taylor’s attorneys learn of new body camera videos the city refuses to produce

The videos are from a list of LMPD officers who worked the scene on Elliott Avenue while Taylor's ex-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover, was being served with search warrants as part of a drug investigation.

Ky. Reps. Attica Scott, Lisa Willner unveil bills to protect protesters, de-militarize police

State representatives Lisa Willner and Attica Scott announced Sunday new legislation would be filed in an upcoming session that is looking to protect the safety and legal rights of protesters.

Breonna Taylor case: Fired officer sends final email to former colleagues

In a farewell email to fellow officers, Joshua Jaynes said his firing was due to “political pressure.”

Breonna Taylor case: Cosgrove, Jaynes fired by LMPD

Myles Cosgrove and Joshua Jaynes were each notified January 5 by letter from Chief Yvette Gentry of their firings.

Myles Cosgrove to fellow officers: ‘Your leaders aren’t afraid to perform hatchet jobs on you either’

A Louisville Metro Police Department officer who faces termination for his role in a raid that led to the shooting death of Breonna Taylor wrote a letter to his fellow officers cautioning them about the department and the city’s leadership.

New claims in Breonna Taylor case state investigating officers were following Fischer’s orders

Attorneys representing Breonna Taylor’s family and one of the LMPD officers involved in the case agree on one thing: It was Mayor Greg Fischer’s office that was pushing a neighborhood revitalization project that ultimately led to Taylor’s death.

  Joshua Jaynes’ attorney pens letter challenging LMPD chief’s intent to fire him

LMPD has not provided any public comments about the termination letters.

  LMPD interim chief intends to fire 2 officers in Breonna Taylor case; here’s what happens next

Two officers who received termination letters Tuesday related to the Breonna Taylor case will have the opportunity to plead their cases Monday before being officially fired.

  Breonna Taylor’s mother says officer terminations just first step, still pushing for convictions

Breonna Taylor’s mother says the expected firing of two Louisville Metro Police Department officers who were involved in her daughter’s death is just the first step for her family.

  Cosgrove’s termination letter cites ‘excessive force’

According to the document obtained by WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters, LMPD Interim Chief Yvette Gentry said Det. Myles Cosgrove failed to properly identify the threat during his interviews following the shooting.

  2 more Louisville police officers involved in Breonna Taylor investigation will be fired

A second officer in the Breonna Taylor case is expected to be fired from the Louisville Metro Police Department, WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters have learned.

Breonna Taylor’s mother pens open letter to Biden

Tamika Palmer calls on Biden in the letter to prosecute the officers involved in the shooting that killed her daughter.

  BREONNA TAYLOR: New videos, audio recordings, documents reveal more from March 13th shooting

Days after Breonna Taylor’s family reinstated their promise to not stop fighting until they get justice, more documents related to the case were released.

  Neighbors’ view of chaos following Breonna Taylor killing in newly released FBI evidence

With multiple sirens wailing in the background, an alarmed neighbor near Breonna Taylor’s apartment exclaimed, ”The ****ing police just shot the **** out of somebody.”

  New evidence in Brett Hankison case shows former officer’s first exchange with Kenneth Walker

Dozens of pieces of evidence have been filed in the case against former LMPD Det. Brett Hankison.

  Kentucky Alliance criticize Prosecutors Council, claim Grandmaster Jay arrest based off race

Board members say the Prosecutors Advisory Council isn’t following the law; that they’re refusing to select a special prosecutor instead through their interpretation of the law.

  Breonna Taylor Case: State board rejects request for special prosecutor

Unhappy with Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s decision not to directly charge any of the three Louisville Metro police officers involved in Taylor’s death, her mother, Tamika Palmer, requested a special prosecutor.

Resolution calling for Fischer, FoP to discuss alcohol and drug testing for officers leaves committee

Sponsors say the testing would provide protections for both officers and the public if implemented.

Hanged officer effigy taken down from Jefferson Square

The effigy was hung feet from a memorial set up for fallen police officers.

  Prominent figure in Louisville protests shot dead in carjacking, family members say

A man who was a prominent figure in protests in downtown Louisville following the shooting death of Breonna Taylor was shot and killed Monday, according to family members.

  Breonna Taylor Foundation holiday giveaway honors Taylor and local protester

In the midst of their pain, Breonna Taylor’s family members said they want to give back to their local community. It’s a community that has given consistent support in their call for justice for Taylor for nearly a year.