“Understandably, emotions are high. As Breonna’s mother said, let us be at peace as we work towards truth and justice,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Facebook.
Protesters have gathered this week to call for justice for Taylor, an EMT who was shot at least eight times in March when three officers entered his Kentucky apartment to forcibly serve a search warrant in a narcotics investigation. The department said officers announced themselves and returned fire from his girlfriend, Kenneth Walker.
Also on Thursday, one of Walker’s lawyers released the audio of the 911 call placed by Walker after Taylor was shot.
In the call, Walker told the 911 operator, “Someone kicked the door and shot my girlfriend,” and that Taylor was unresponsive on the field.
“This summons is one of the hardest things I’ve ever heard,” lawyer Sam Aguiar said in a statement Thursday. “Kenneth Walker is a great man. He lives by Breonna’s side. He lost the love of his life and then went to prison after doing everything right. He didn’t know who broke into the house and opened fire. My heart bled for him and his family.”
The FBI has opened an investigation into the incident, and the Louisville Metro Police Department said it would require officers swearing to use body cameras.