Breonna Taylor, an emergency medical technician (EMT), was 26 when officers entered her Louisville home early on 13 March as part of a drugs investigation.
Police claim they were returning fire after one officer was shot and wounded in the apartment.
A defense attorney for Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, says he fired in self-defense because police did not announce themselves and that he believed they were breaking in to the home.
Her family have now hired prominent civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who has represented the families of other high-profile black shooting victims, including Trayvon Martin and Ahmaud Arbery.
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