What We Know:
- The pop star penned and posted an open letter on her site Sunday to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, highlighting the fact while a new law has been passed in her name banning the use of no-knock warrants … her family has still not received true justice.
- Beyoncé says, “Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, 47; Officers Myles Cosgrove, 42; and Brett Hankison, 44, must be held accountable for their actions.” They are the ones who busted into Breonna’s apartment – believing it was being used to house drugs – and opened fire upon her and her boyfriend inside … unloading 20 rounds, eight of which struck and ultimately killed Breonna. All the officers involved have been placed on administrative reassignment.
Bre, this is for you! 🙏🏾 #BreonnasLaw not only BANS no-knock warrants in Louisville, but also requires the use of body cameras by anyone executing a search warrant. Thank you all for your support in advocating for justice!! Let this be part of #BreonnaTaylor’s legacy. #SayHerName pic.twitter.com/yBozQ6QJBM
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) June 12, 2020
- Beyoncé ends her letter with a list of demands for AG Cameron, saying she and the community want to see criminal charges brought against the three men, transparency in the investigation and subsequent prosecution of them, and then calls for a separate investigation into the Louisville Metro Police Department’s handling of the case from the jump.
- She finishes by saying, “ The next months cannot look like the last three.”
In announcing “Breonna’s Law” on Thursday, Mayor Greg Fischer said the city cannot terminate the officers because the contract between the Fraternal Order of Police and the city stipulates that the officers cannot be fired before the investigation is complete.