The case around Breonna Taylor’s death has gotten a lot of social media attention—countless people have called for justice against the cops who fatally shot the 26-year-old in her Louisville, Kentucky, home.
This week, Tamika Palmer, Taylor’s mother, said at a news conference that she hopes charges will be filed against the police officers after the family met with the state’s attorney general.
Attorneys for the family called for charges to be brought against the officers just a day after Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron met with Taylor’s family to express his condolences, according to the Courier Journal.
Palmer said she learned from Cameron “that he wants to have the right answer at the end of this,” according to NPR. “He doesn’t want to rush through it. So for me, I’m trying to accept that and be patient with that. Because I definitely want him to come out with the right answer.”
The state attorney also followed up with a statement further explaining the context of their meeting.
“The meeting provided an opportunity for Attorney General Cameron to personally express his condolences to the family,” said Cameron in the statement. “The investigation remains ongoing, and our Office of Special Prosecutions continues to review all the facts in the case to determine the truth”
Breonna Taylor was killed on March 13.
Statement from KYOAG:
Attorney General Cameron was grateful today to meet with the family of Ms. Breonna Taylor, including Ms. Tamika Palmer, Ms. Juniyah Palmer, Ms. Bianca Austin, and the family’s attorneys, as well as Christopher 2X from the Game Changers organization.
— Attorney General Daniel Cameron (@kyoag) August 12, 2020
As of right now, none of the three officers have been charged. Two of the officers, Jonathan Mattingly and Miles Cosgrove, were put on administrative leave. Officer Brett Hankison was fired by the Louisville Metro Police Department in June.