Two Louisville officers shot amid Breonna Taylor protests

Two officers have been shot amid huge protests in the US city of Louisville after a grand jury decided no officers would face charges for killing unarmed black woman Breonna Taylor.

Taylor, 26, a hospital worker, was shot multiple times as three officers stormed her home on 13 March.

One, Brett Hankison, has been charged, not with Taylor’s death, but with “wanton endangerment” for firing into a neighbour’s apartment in Louisville. Two other officers face no charges.

Cases of killings of unarmed black people by police have fuelled anger across the US and beyond, triggered especially by the death of George Floyd in policy custody in Minneapolis in May.

Louisville Police Chief Robert Schroeder said the police officers shot on Wednesday did not have life-threatening injuries. He added that a suspect was in custody.

A state of emergency has been declared in Louisville and the National Guard have also been deployed.

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