No Officers Directly Charged In Breonna Taylor's Death
Eddie Glaude joins Lawrence O'Donnell to discuss how none of the officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor were directly charged in her death and how America needs to address "not only the toxic culture of policing in this country, but the way in which we insulate the police from being held accountable." Aired on 09/23/2020.
The only officer charged in connection with Breonna Taylor's killing pleaded not guilty in court. Brett Hankison was arraigned on wanton endangerment charges for the gunshots that ended up in the apartment next to Breonna Taylor's, putting her neighbors at risk, not for Taylor's death. NBC News' Gabe Gutierrez reports on what happened at the hearing. King Von was at an Atlanta lounge when an argument began that left several people shot and two men dead, including Chicago rapper King Von. Von, 26, had been signed to fellow Chicago rapper Lil' Durk's "Only the Family" record label. Now a man has been charged with felony murder in connection with King Von's death. That man, who authorities say is named Timothy Leeks, is currently in police custody at a hospital while being treated for gunshot wounds. Taylor was in bed when police arrived at her door as part of an investigation into Taylor's ex-boyfriend. In the next crucial moments, Taylor was killed and Sgt. Jon Mattingly was shot in the leg. The family of victims of police violence, including Breonna Taylor's mother and aunt, urged residents to vote at a rally in Chicago.