Posted 12 days ago
Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker explained this week in his first televised interview since Taylor was killed during a botched Louisville, Ky., raid, what happened that night and why he is suing the police department.
“CBS This Morning’s” Gayle King interviewed Walker. In video airing Wednesday and Thursday, he described the March shooting that killed Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, when a warrant was executed at her apartment. He and his attorneys also railed against the commonwealth and the city, saying Walker was framed by the Louisville Metro Police Department.
"They break into his house, they kill his girlfriend, they frame him for it to cover it up, and then when that cover-up falls apart because it is so pathetic and so inconsistent with the evidence, the case is dismissed and the charges go away,” said Walker lawyer Steve Romines during the interview. “He's supposed to say thank you? No, there has to be a consequence. And if [Kentucky Attorney General] Daniel Cameron won't hold 'em responsible, we will in a civil case."
Walker and Taylor were in bed watching a movie early on March 13 when police serving a narcotics warrant broke down the door. Walker told investigators he heard loud knocking, but didn’t hear police identify themselves, so he thought it was an intruder.
“I’m a million percent sure that nobody identified themselves,” Walker said during Wednesday’s CBS interview. “That’s why I grabbed the gun. Didn’t have a clue.”
Walker fired a single shot toward the door, striking a police officer in the leg. That officer and two others returned 32 shots. Taylor was hit six times, Cameron previously said, and died at the scene.
He was arrested immediately following the shooting and charged with attempted murder of a police officer. Walker said he found out Taylor had died while watching t... (Read more)