Beyonce Demands Charges for Officers Responsible in Breonna Taylor's Death

In a powerful open letter to Kentucky's Attorney General, the 'Formation' singer pleads with Daniel Cameron to not let 'this case fall into the pattern of no action after a terrible tragedy.'

AceShowbiz - Beyonce Knowles has penned a powerful open letter to Kentucky's Attorney General urging him to charge the police officers responsible for the death of Breonna Taylor.

The emergency medical worker was fatally shot multiple times in her own home in March after Louisville Metro Police Department officers stormed the property as part of an attempted drug sting - even though the person under investigation did not live there and was already in custody.

It subsequently emerged the "no-knock warrant" granted to authorities by a judge was illegally obtained, and on Thursday, June 11, Louisville politicians passed Breonna's Law, banning the use of such permits, and requiring body cameras to be actively recording whenever officers execute search warrants.

However, the three cops directly involved in Taylor's murder have yet to be charged with any crime, despite being placed on administrative leave - and Beyonce has joined the many celebrities in demanding Attorney General Daniel Cameron right that wrong to bring justice to the 26 year old's grieving family.

The "Formation" icon shared the letter she sent to Cameron online on Sunday, June 14, as Black Lives Matter protests continued around the U.S.

It reads, "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," she adds.

Beyonce goes on to outline the need for transparency in the ongoing case, while calling for an investigation into LMPD bosses' handling of Taylor's murder, "as well as the pervasive practices that result in the repeated deaths of unarmed Black citizens."

"Don't let this case fall into the pattern of no action after a terrible tragedy," she implores. "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."

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