The Oakland Police Department said late Monday it was looking into the incident, although it had not identified any suspects or motives. The statue was found smashed on Saturday, about two weeks after it was installed.
Leo Carson, the artist who created the bust, told the media that he considered the smashing of Taylor's statue "an act of racist aggression aimed at suppressing the fight for Black freedom."
The ceramic bust depicted a smiling Taylor and was installed in downtown Oakland near City Hall. On its base is a plaque that reads "Say her name: Breonna Taylor."
Taylor, a Black emergency medical technician, was shot and killed during a botched police raid of her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky, early on March 13.