For Immediate Release
Until Freedom Will Host Direct Action Urging Louisville Police to Arrest the Cops Who Killed Breonna Taylor
The Grassroots Law Project to Provide Legal Observers and Bail for Demonstrators
LOUISVILLE, KY – The Grassroots Law Project and Until Freedom today announced a direct action in Louisville, KY designed to spur criminal charges of the six officers responsible for the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, an essential worker killed on March 13 as she slept in her home. The action is sponsored by Until Freedom, an intersectional social justice organization rooted in the leadership of diverse people of color to address systemic and racial injustice.
“The Grassroots Law Project is here to provide legal observers who will record the demonstration, monitor for civil rights violations and help protect protesters from the deadliest police culture in the world,” said Attorney Lee Merritt, legal director of the Grassroots Law Project.
WHO: Until Freedom, Grassroots Law Project
WHAT: Direct Action Urging Criminal Charges for the Officers Who Killed Breonna Taylor
WHEN: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
WHY: The purpose of the action is to urge Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and the Louisville Police Department to arrest and charge the six officers responsible for Breonna Taylor’s killing.
In the middle of the night on March 13, Breonna Taylor was killed by Louisville police during the execution of a drug raid. An aspiring nurse, she had dedicated her whole life to serving others. She had worked as an EMT in Louisville when the coronavirus pandemic hit, and reportedly worked at two hospitals to save lives in her community. She survived repeated exposure to COVID-19 only to have her life cut short by police violence. None of the police involved in the killing have been arrested or charged.
Contact: Jennifer Farmer, firstname.lastname@example.org