A Louisville police officer was shot’ dead during a nationwide Breonna Taylor protest

At least one police officer has been shot’ dead in Kentucky in the United States for failing to plead guilty to crimes directly linked to the March assassination of Breonna Taylor.

A Louisville police officer was shot’ dead during a nationwide Breonna Taylor protest

Protesters march in Louisville, Kentucky's the largest city after some officers were arrested’ after a scuffle with officers.

Louisville police did not provide further details about the shooting or the officer's condition.

"We have an officer shot at the moment. Police said in a statement.

The police in protective gear, were National Guard members and armored military vehicles Kentucky in the city, the protesters responded with tears and anger when a grand jury police officers accused of Ms. Taylor's deadly shooting Refused to refuse

The protests erupted on Wednesday after the prosecution announced that a single officer had been indicted’ though not on the charge that he had killed a 26-year-old on March 13.

Of the three officers involved, Brett Hankison was the only one charged with three counts of first-degree hazard - when he fired his gun into neighbors' apartments.

He faces up to five years in prison for each of the three counts.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said the investigation found that the other two officers were justified in using their power.

When the police with shields stood in line outside the court, demonstrators threw plastic water bottles at them.

Later, facing riot police formed a line flash bangs fired and Jefferson Square - which remains the focus of protests.

A square was largely cleared’ at night before the Coronavirus curfew as protesters marched on other parts of Louisville.

Protests erupted across the United States in retaliation for Breonna Taylor's decision, marching on the streets of New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Atlanta and Philadelphia.

Protesters in New York were heard chanting "Her name is Breonna Taylor," as they marched on a street in downtown Brooklyn.

A grand jury was not charged’ with the murder of Ms. Taylor, who was shot several times by police during a drug raid on her home. While there were no drugs in Ms. Taylor's apartment, her boyfriend shot and wounded the police officer.

President Donald Trump praised the Republican Attorney General of Kentucky for handling the investigation into Ms. Taylor's death.

"Justice is often not easy," he read a statement from Attorney General Daniel Cameron.

"I said, 'Write this for me because I think it was a wonderful statement,'" he said.


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