Beyoncé has called for the prosecution of the police officers responsible for Breonna Taylor's death in a powerful letter to Kentucky's attorney general, Daniel Cameron. The letter comes just says after city council members voted unanimously to ban “no-knock” warrants, the procedure used by Lousiville police during the fatal shooting of Breonna back in March.
“Three months have passed — and zero arrests have been made, and no officers have been fired,” Beyoncé’s letter reads. “The LMPD’s investigation was turned over to your office, and yet all of the officers involved in the shooting remain employed by the LMPD. Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Officers Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison must be held accountable for their actions.”
“Don’t let this case fall into the pattern of no action after a terrible tragedy,” Beyoncé wrote. “With every death of a Black person at the hands of the police, there are two real tragedies: the death itself, and the inaction and delays that follow it. This is your chance to end that pattern. Take swift and decisive action in charging the officers. The next months cannot look like the last three.”
You can read the full letter below.