More protests planned in Memphis following Breonna Taylor decision

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Protestors in Memphis joined others across the country last night in demonstrations after a Kentucky grand jury decided not to indict three police officer’s in Breonna Taylor’s death.

Detective Brett Hankison, who was fired from the police department in June, was charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment for shooting into Taylor’s apartment from outside, endangering the lives of three people in the apartment next door.

The grand jury determined that two other officers, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove, were justified in the shooting.

A small crowd gathered Downtown at the National Civil Rights Museum and began marching just before 7 p.m.

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Protest organizer LJ Abraham said, “No justice was served today.”

Memphis police were not present for most of the march.

Around 8 p.m., officers began following the protesters and clearing the street as the group headed back down Main Street to the NCRM.

More protests are planned in the Bluff City, according to Abraham.

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