Beyonce Wants Kentucky to Arrest Cops Who Killed Breonna Taylor
Since the incident where Minneapolis Police officers killed George Floyd, celebrities have seemingly become more political. Taylor Swift called out Donald Trump for his white supremacist leanings. LeBron James formed a group focused on advising citizens about their voting rights.
And now Beyonce Knowles-Carter, who has been critical of Trump in the past, is getting political as well. The singer and actress had used her platform to call on Kentucky to arrest the police officers who killed Breonna Taylor.
The Pop-star made the request via a letter to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron. Knowles-Carter wrote:
“Three months have passed — and the LMPD’s investigations have created more questions than answers. Their incident report states that Ms. Taylor suffered no injuries — yet we know she was shot at least eight times. The LMPD officers claim they announced themselves before forcing their way into Ms. Taylor’s apartment — but her boyfriend who was with her, as well as several neighbors, all say that this is untrue.”
The multi-platinum artist continued, “Three months have passed — and zero arrests have been made, and no officers have been fired. The LMPD’s investigation was turned over to your office, and yet all of the officers involved in the shooting remain employed by the LMPD. Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Officers Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison must be held accountable for their actions.”
Knowles-Carter concluded, “With every death of a Black person at the hands of the police, there are two real tragedies: the death itself, and the inaction and delays that follow it. This is your chance to end that pattern. Take swift and decisive action in charging the officers. The next months cannot look like the last three.”