44 Members Of Congress Push Feds To Investigate Police Shooting Of Black Woman In Botched Drug Raid

44 Members Of Congress Push Feds To Investigate Police Shooting Of Black Woman In Botched Drug Raid

Forty-four members of Congress sent a letter to the Department of Justice on Friday, calling for an independent investigation into a fatal police shooting of an unarmed young black woman who was killed during the botched execution of a search warrant for an alleged drug crime. In the letter, led by Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA), the lawmakers said the Louisville, Kentucky Police Department SWAT team acted recklessly and 26-year-old Breonna Taylor’s death “is an unspeakable tragedy that requires immediate answers and accountability.” Breonna Taylor was an EMT because she wanted the best foundation to become a nurse. Then she was senselessly shot and killed by police. Today, @RepLucyMcBath and I are demanding an independent DOJ investigation into her killing. We need accountability for the loss of her life. — Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) May 22, 2020 Citing prior excessive force incidents with two of the three officers involved in Taylor’s shooting—as well as prior alleged improper enforcement by the department’s SWAT team in a botched marijuana raid—they requested an investigation “into the shooting of Breonna Taylor, as well as a pattern or practice investigation into the Louisville Police Department for potential civil rights violations.” In the 2018 cannabis raid case, the family said that the “targets of the investigation did not live at the home, and this could easily have been discovered by police prior to their execution of the warrant,” the legislators wrote. “In light of the troubling parallels between these cases, we ask the…

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