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'Breonna Taylor's killing was an institutional one'

Protesters took to the streets of Louisville, Ky., on Wednesday, after a grand jury ruled that no charges would be brought against police officers in the killing of Breonna Taylor. Today, USA Today politics reporter Phillip M. Bailey on the implications of the ruling.
FILE - This undated photo provided by Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar shows Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky. A group of about 50 demonstrators who've been demanding justice for Taylor for months, have become like family. (Courtesy of Taylor Family attorney Sam Aguiar via AP, File) (Sam Aguiar/The Associated Press)

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron on Wednesday said there would be no charges against Louisville police officers for the killing of Breonna Taylor back in March. Only one of three men involved, who has since been fired from the force, was indicted, and faces three counts of "wanton endangerment" for shooting into Taylor's neighbour's home. After the grand jury decision was released, protests erupted in Louisville.

Today, host Josh Bloch talks to USA Today politics reporter Phillip M. Bailey about the implications of the grand jury decision, and why Taylor's name continues to be a rallying cry for those fighting against police brutality in the U.S.

 

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