As co-counsel to Kenneth Walker III, longtime boyfriend of the late Breonna Taylor, Munger, Tolles & Olson welcomes the announcement by Attorney General Merrick Garland that the United States Department of Justice launched an official investigation of the Louisville Police Department on April 27, 2021.
A candid and impartial investigation of this kind is long overdue. State and local officials have failed to conduct anything close to the thorough inquiry called for by the midnight raid of Breonna Taylor’s apartment, the killing of Ms. Taylor in that raid, and the trauma inflicted on Mr. Walker, Ms. Taylor’s partner—including imprisoning and unfairly charging Mr. Walker with attempted murder as part of the effort to cover up gross police misconduct. It is equally vital that there be accountability for the unconstitutional policies and practices of the Louisville Police Department that contributed directly to Ms. Taylor’s killing and Mr. Walker’s trauma.
Read a similar statement published by our co-counsel, Grossman Green PLLC.