A demonstrator holds a painting of Breonna Taylor during a protest near the Seattle Police Departments East Precinct on June 7, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Earlier in the evening, a suspect drove into the crowd of protesters and shot one person, which happened after a day of peaceful protests across the city. (David Ryder/Getty Images)

Alive after being shot, Breonna Taylor received no medical care for more than 20 minutes: report

A new report from The Courier-Journal reveals new information about the moments after Taylor was shot by police



Sky Palma
July 17, 2020 11:26PM (UTC)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story

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According to a new report from The Courier-Journal, after three Louisville police officers fired more than 20 bullets into Breonna Taylor's apartment, striking her five times, she remained alive for at least 5 minutes but no one made an effort to save her.

Her boyfriend Kenneth Walker said she was alive for at least 5 minutes as he called her mom and yelled for help.

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"[Police are] yelling like, 'Come out, come out,' and I'm on the phone with her (mom). I'm still yelling help because she's over here coughing and, like, I'm just freaking out," Walker said in police interview hours after the shooting.

The new details contradict an official coroner's account, that said she died within a minute of the shooting.

For more than 20 minutes after Taylor was shot, she received no medical attention according to dispatch logs.

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"Breonna, who was unarmed in her hallway, was struck by several rounds of gunfire. She was not killed immediately," Taylor family attorneys Sam Aguiar and Lonita Baker wrote in a revised lawsuit. "Rather, she lived for another five to six minutes before ultimately succumbing to her injuries on the floor of her home."

Read the full report over at The CourierJournal.


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