Breonna Taylor decision sparks protest in Salt Lake City


SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (ABC4 News) – A group of people gathered Wednesday night to protest the ruling in the Breonna Taylor case.

The protest began at 7 p.m. in Washington Square Park.

“We’re mourning the loss,” said Ty Bellamy, a demonstrator.

“We don’t have to personally know her. I’m Breonna Taylor. Her son is a black man, he’s Breonna Taylor. We all could be in this situation. And then we see how easy it is for our lives to be taken like that and no one gets held accountable. It’s disgusting — it’s absolutely disgusting,” added Bellamy.

After police reportedly shot and killed Breonna Taylor in her apartment in Kentucky six months ago, a grand jury decided whether the officers involved in the case would be punished.

On Wednesday, the jury charged one of the officers, Brett Hankison, with three counts of wanton endangerment for firing shots that went into another home with people inside, according to officials.

None of the officers have been indicted on any charges related directly to Taylor’s death, according to officials.

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