National Bar Association responds to federal charges against police in Breonna Taylor’s death

The United States Department of Justice has charged four former and current Louisville police officers with federal crimes of excessive force, obstruction of justice, deprivation of civil rights and other crimes based on actions that ultimately resulted in to the murder of Breonna Taylor in March 2020.

Three have been charged with depriving Ms Taylor of her civil rights and obstruction of justice for attempting to cover up unlawful actions following Ms Taylor’s murder. The United States Attorney General and Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights announced the charges this morning.

National Bar Association (NBA) President Lonita K. Baker issued a statement on today’s charges and plea. “While these charges and guilty pleas will not bring Breonna back, we hope it sends a message to everyone that no one is above the law. The NBA thanks Attorney General Garland, Assistant Attorney General Clarke and their staff for their diligence in pursuing justice in Breonna’s case. Where the Commonwealth has failed to act, we appreciate the federal government’s intervention to ensure justice is served no matter how long,” NBA President Baker said.

President Baker’s comments are unrelated to his private role as representative of Ms Taylor’s family.

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