Marchers in Breonna Taylor's Hometown of Grand Rapids Mark a Year Since Her Death

Demonstrators marched through Grand Rapids, Breonna Taylor’s hometown, on March 13, to mark a year since she was shot during a police raid in Louisville, Kentucky.

The demonstration started on the corner of Breonna Taylor Way, a street that was dedicated to Taylor last year, and marched one mile before concluding in the same spot.

Taylor, a 26-year-old medical worker, was killed in her apartment by police gunfire during a no-knock warrant. Three officers involved were fired but were not directly charged for Taylor’s death, prompting protests. One of the officers, Brett Hankison, was charged with firing into a next-door apartment.

The city of Louisville announced a $12 million settlement in September 2020 in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Taylor’s family.

The demonstration was organized by activist group Family Over Everything and was led by members of Taylor’s family. Credit: Joshua Sanchez via Storyful