The Louisville Metro Police Department has cracked the lid on its investigation into the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, releasing thousands of documents that show images of the scene, interviews with the officers involved and a subsequent probe of the EMT’s boyfriend.
The files, released Wednesday, show how department began building a case on Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, at the same time they were investigating their own officers more than two months after the 26-year-old black woman died.
In the early hours of March 13, Walker shot at undercover officers who’d just busted down Taylor’s door in a botched raid because he was afraid and thought an intruder had broken into the apartment, records show. Police fired back and struck Taylor six times, killing her. Police insisted they announced themselves several times before breaking down the door, but Walker said he didn’t hear their commands.
Walker was originally charged with the attempted murder of a police officer for the