Dozens in Binghamton Protest Ruling in Breonna Taylor Case
Binghamton Police say they made no arrests following a brief demonstration downtown following the ruling in the case of a Louisville, Kentucky woman who was shot to death by police during the execution of a no-knock warrant at her home.
Some witnesses estimated around 100 people gathered for the protest in Binghamton at around 7 p.m. September 23 in the area of Court and Washington Streets, which lasted a total of about two and a half hours according to police.
Protesters blocked a portion of Court Street near the Dr. Martin Luthern King memorial for a few minutes before moving on.
In Kentucky, one former police officer was indicted for wanton endangerment for firing into a neighboring house while two other officers were not charged as a judge ruled witness testimony pointed to self-defense for the police opening fire.
Witnesses said that shots were fired from inside the apartment, reportedly by Taylor's boyfriend.
Beronna Taylor was a Black woman who was shot several times by white police officers who entered her home during a narcotics investigation.
The warrant for the search of the Emergency Medical worker's home was connected to a suspect who did not live there. No drugs were found in the apartment.