Breonna Taylor's family says she received no medical aid after shooting
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A new court filing says Breonna Taylor received no medical help after she was shot eight times by the police, The New York Times reported Monday.

Taylor, whose March 13 death fueled protests in Louisville, Ky., did not receive medical attention for up to six minutes after being shot by police who were executing a no-knock warrant at her home, her family claimed in a 31-page court document filed on Sunday.

The document attempts to provide details on how the 26-year-old Black EMT died at the hands of white officers. The filing is part of a lawsuit against the three officers who fired into Taylor’s apartment as they sought evidence against Taylor’s ex-boyfriend, a convicted drug dealer. No drugs were found during the raid.


In response to the family’s claims about medical attention, the coroner who performed the autopsy on Taylor argued that her injuries from the shooting were so severe she could not have been saved.

“Even if it had happened outside of an ER we couldn’t have saved her,” coronor Barbara Weakley-Jones said.

She added that the recorded time of death was “an estimate” and that Taylor would’ve died in “less than a minute.”

Sunday’s court filing also claimed that the raid on Taylor’s home was motivated by the mayor’s desire to clear a block in a West Louisville neighborhood for redevelopment.

“People needed to be removed and homes needed to be vacated so that a high-dollar, legacy-creating real estate development could move forward,” Taylor’s family said.

Jean Porter, a spokeswoman for Mayor Greg Fischer (D), rejected those claims, calling them “outrageous allegations without foundation.”

Benjamin Crump, the attorney representing Taylor’s family, called the officers’ execution of the search warrant “wanton” and “unprecedented,” according to The Courier Journal.

One of the officers involved in the shooting was fired, but protesters are calling for the officers to be criminally charged. The push to arrest the officers comes after the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who died in Minneapolis police custody on May 25, triggering massive protests across the country.