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Breonna Taylor Case: 1 Officer Indicted, But Not For Her Death

Courtesy Breonna Taylor family

Kentucky grand jury has brought no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor during a drug raid gone wrong.

Prosecutors said Wednesday that two officers who fired their weapons at the Black woman were justified in using force to protect themselves.

Instead, Officer Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment for firing into the apartments of Taylor's neighbors.

Taylor was shot multiple times by officers who burst into her home on March 13 during a narcotics investigation.

Protesters began marching in Louisville immediately after the charges were announced.

Many people were expressing anger and frustration that the grand jury did not do more.

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