Christina Carrega, ABC News, May 22, 2020
The FBI in Louisville, Kentucky, has opened an investigation into the police-involved shooting death of front-line worker Breonna Taylor.
Taylor and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, were sleeping inside their Springfield Drive apartment on March 13 when officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department attempted to execute a “no-knock” search warrant.
Three plainclothes officers opened Taylor’s front door and “blindly” opened fire into their apartment, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed in April by Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer.
Taylor, a licensed EMT, was shot at least eight times and died.
“The FBI will collect all available facts and and evidence and will ensure that the investigation is conducted in a fair, thorough and impartial manner. As this is an ongoing investigation, we are not able to comment further at this time,” said Special Agent in Charge Robert Brown in a statement on Thursday.
The police said they knocked several times before using a ram to open the door and were allegedly met with gunfire. Walker was charged with shooting Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly in the leg.
Palmer’s attorneys Ben Crump, Sam Aguiar and Lonita Baker saw Conrad’s announcement as a “resignation.”