Tri-State organization to host march in response to Breonna Taylor investigation

Kroger is planning a new Marketplace store in Florence Square on Mall Road.
Kroger is planning a new Marketplace store in Florence Square on Mall Road.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2020 at 2:02 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A Tri-state organization will host a march outside Florence Mall Sunday in response to the grand jury’s decision in the Breonna Taylor case.

Educate. Advocate. Transcend. (E.A.T.) will host the “Stand Up! Fight Back! NKY March”, a family-friendly event, in coordination with law enforcement.

“The failure to indict the police officers responsible for her death is insulting and unsatisfactory. The systemic racism plaguing this country must be addressed and stopped,” organizer Chris Brown said in a press release. “This march is an opportunity for local voices to be heard and the community to come together.”

Three Louisville narcotics officers who fired their weapons the night Taylor was shot dead in her Louisville apartment in March.

The officers had a no-knock warrant, but the investigation showed they announced themselves before entering, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said. The warrant came as part of a narcotics investigation and was connected to a suspect who did not live there. No drugs were found inside Taylor’s residence.

The officers were justified in defending themselves, Attorney General Daniel Cameron said Wednesday because Taylor’s boyfriend had fired at them first.

The grand jury did charge one officer with wanton endangerment for having fired into a neighboring residence.

Those who would like to participate in the march are asked to wear masks and meet at the Sears parking lot at 2:15 p.m. for safety training. Participants are asked to maintain social distancing guidelines and bring water.

They are also encouraged to bring energy, noisemakers, banners, signs, and friends.

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