The first thing anyone will notice on one of the new videos (sourced by TMZ) that follows the raid is that these officers have on full uniform and noticeable camouflage, helmets etc. There is no doubt that they are officers, and one of the reasons that Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend says that he fired the first shot in the first place is because the police were unarmed and didn’t announce themselves.
“Hey, just remember the female is supposedly the one that shot,” the officer wearing the camera says. “We’re not for sure of that…”
As he says this, they slowly move up to the door with lights on their weapons as they approach the entrance. The police officers, once inside the apartment, basically are ignoring her dying body on the floor, as they are so diligently looking all across the residence for somebody else.
A good five minutes went by before they even checked her pulse, and they stepped over and around her to go into any other rooms to clear them before calling the medic in. “Apartment 4 is now a crime scene,” the officer said. Then, he casually says, “Let’s go ahead and move out, she’s done. We’ll keep one person on her, she’s done.”
If the police had been wearing body cameras when they initially went into the apartment on the no knock warrant (as they were wearing cameras on this new follow-up video), then justice in this case would likely have been served a long time ago, being that everything is seen and heard very clearly in the new police footage.
There’s also another point in the video where one officer asked her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, was there anybody else in the apartment. Crying openly, he said through his tears “Nobody, my girlfriend’s dead…”
Other Recently Released Evidence in the Breonna Taylor Case
According to CBS News the Louisville Police Department has just released a load of evidence to the public that had to do with Breanna Taylor’s shooting back in March of 2020. In fact, there are over 4,000 pages of documented information, and over 250 more videos about the case that are just coming out now, in early October 2020.
Only one of the officers was charged with anything, and it ended up only being wanton endangerment, not because of the bullets that went into Breanna, but for bullets that entered other neighbors’ apartments.
Being that policemen shooting multiple African-Americans in this country over the last several years is a major factor in the general public’s emotional response to this case, it’s worth it to say that the “charged bullets” were rounds that went into a White neighbors’ apartment. And, according to The Courier-Journal even though police bullets also went into one of Brianna’s Black neighbor’s apartment upstairs, no charges were brought up on the policemen who fired those rounds.
The Ongoing Investigation After the Newly Released Evidence
In the new police body camera video, they are seen collecting shell casings, examining where bullet holes in the walls were, etc. And, Vice News also reported that the testimonies from several officers immediately following the shooting majorly conflict with what was thought to have originally happened. The investigation and the protests for justice are far from over in light of all this new evidence, which will likely lead to firings, civil rights violations and/or criminal prosecution as the FBI continues to look deeper into the case.