Louisville in State of Emergency as Grand Jury Prepares Decision in Death of Breonna Taylor
Louisville Metro Police are under a state of emergency in preparation for an announcement by the state attorney general over the death of Breonna Taylor. This news comes after a grand jury was impaneled to determine the fate of six police officers involved in the shooting of 26-year-old Taylor. It’s unclear what the decision is or when it will be made public, but the city is preparing for the worst. They have boarded up federal buildings and restricted public access to the downtown area. Local law enforcement are also working under emergency orders and are temporarily barred from taking days off. As of now, only one of the officers involved in the shooting has been fired but no charges have been pressed. Meanwhile, the Wisconsin state attorney general says they’re also close to finalizing their probe into an officer-involved shooting that left 29-year-old Jacob Blake paralyzed almost a month ago. The report will be reviewed by a third party before possible charges are announced against the officers involved, if they are found guilty.