Body Cam Shows Breonna Taylor Dead in Apartment, Cops Saying ‘She’s Done’
Breonna TaylorHer body remained motionless in her hallway for several minutes as a SWAT team cleaned her apartment, then checked her pulse… before being cool, and repeatedly stating, “She’s done.
Louisville PD just posted a body camera video of several SWAT officers who showed up at the scene after the raid and shootout that killed Breonna and injured a Louisville cop, Jonathan mattingly. The footage gives the first good glimpse of Breonna’s apartment immediately following the murderous incident.
As SWAT was about to enter, a cop said, “The woman is supposed to be the one who was shot” – speaking of Breonna. Her boy friend, Kenneth walker, had already gone out and surrendered.
Upon entering the apartment, the cops immediately called Breonna down the hall, but SWAT spends a few more minutes cleaning various parts of the apartment before speaking to Breonna, saying … “Ma’am, can- can you hear us? “
One officer told another to check his pulse. Of course she didn’t … and the cop said, “She’s done.” Most SWAT members then left the apartment to make way for a doctor and crime scene investigators.
One officer overheard the others not to turn off their cameras, and while examining all the boxes on the floor, he said … “Is it theirs? No it’s ours, the only boxes look like at 9 mil. “
At one point it looks like the officer is now fired Brett hankison – the only officer indicted by a grand jury – brought her head back to discuss the scene, before being told to back off.
Other footage, from another officer, shows the horrific consequences inside the apartment – bullet holes and bloodstains on the walls … and Breonna’s body on the floor. Her body is blurry in the video.
Now, body camera video outside the apartment shows police interacting with Walker after his surrender. It’s interesting because almost immediately Walker, in tears, told police that Breonna was dead inside and that they had no idea who was entering the apartment.
He repeated over and over: “We didn’t know who it was” … and a cop replied that they had announced 3 times. This is, of course, the main dispute in the case. Walker says he fired his legally detained handgun thinking someone was breaking into the scene.
Police and Attorney General Daniel cameron, insist the cops Identified themselves as law enforcement and were, therefore, justified in returning fire on Kenneth and Breonna.
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