Skip to content
Apply
Stories

Police weren’t indicted for the killing of Breonna Taylor. What happened?

People in this story

Photo by Jeremy Hogan / SOPA Images/Sipa USA

A grand jury didn’t indict any police officers in connection with the killing of Breonna Taylor in her apartment, and charged one former detective with wanton endangerment—an outcome that’s likely as much the result of the evidence that prosecutors from the Kentucky Attorney General’s office chose to present as what they didn’t, says Daniel Medwed, university distinguished professor of law and criminal justice at Northeastern.

The case—in which Taylor, a Black woman and medical worker, was shot and killed by three police in March during a botched raid on her apartment—has attracted national attention, and Wednesday’s announcement that a grand jury would not seek criminal charges ignited protests in cities across the United States.

Continue reading at News@Northeastern.

More Stories

Capital One and Discover merger may be a response to an adjacent concern: the Visa and Mastercard duopoly, economist says

02.21.2024

If Russia is developing some kind of space-based weapon, Putin may never get to use it. Here’s why.

02.20.2024
Israeli students hold Palestinian and Israeli flags, during a demonstration against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new hard-right government, in Tel Aviv University's campus, on January 16, 2023. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP) (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

A generational divide on views of Israel … in both parties, according to new survey 

02.26.24
Northeastern Global News