A Louisville police officer who shot Breonna Taylor after he was wounded by her boyfriend has said she “didn’t deserve to die”.
Police who shot Breonna Taylor announced themselves as law enforcement before entering her apartment, according to grand jury evidence that was among hours of audio recordings released on Friday.
The lone detective charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor has pleaded not guilty.
Breonna Taylor’s family have demanded Kentucky authorities release all body camera footage, police files and the transcripts of the grand jury hearings that led to no charges against police officers over her death.
Breonna Taylor’s family have criticized Kentucky’s top prosecutor for the failure to bring charges against police officers over her death.
Protesters dismayed that the officers who shot dead a black woman in her flat during a drugs raid will not be charged have vowed to persist in their fight for justice.
Anger, frustration and sadness over the decision not to charge Kentucky police officers for Breonna Taylor’s death has poured into America’s streets.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says the city has agreed to a settlement with the family of Breonna Taylor that includes a 12 million US dollars (£9.1 million) payment and police reforms after she was fatally shot by officers who burst into her apartment at night.
The city of Louisville will pay millions of dollars to the mother of Breonna Taylor and reform police practices as part of a lawsuit settlement, months after Ms Taylor’s killing by police thrust the black woman’s name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race.
A woman is knitting sock dolls to raise funds for her choir to take part in a competition in America.