Lawsuit after US health worker shot dead by police

Last Updated on May 13, 2020 by Admin

(BBC) – A woman in the US state of Kentucky was shot and killed by police after they raided the wrong address, according to a lawsuit.

Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician (EMT), was shot eight times when officers entered her apartment in Louisville on 13 March.

They were executing a search warrant as part of a drugs investigation, but no drugs were found in the property.

The lawsuit accuses the officers of wrongful death and excessive force.

It was filed by Ms Taylor’s family last month and says the officers were not looking for her or her partner – but for an unrelated suspect who was already in custody and did not live in the apartment complex.

Louisville police said they returned fire after one officer was shot and wounded in the incident.

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