A black woman was sleeping in her house in Louisville, Kentucky, when 3 police officers forced their way inside, fired, and killed her.
The charges were pressed by the family of the woman, who has filed a lawsuit.
Breonna Taylor, an EMT worker, died on March 13, 2020, after police officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department executed a search warrant at a wrong home.
Police at the time said that officers knocked on the door a couple of times and announced their presence as police who were there with a search warrant.
The officers reportedly forced their way into the house and started to fire randomly.
The death of Taylor gained national attention this week after the family hired Ben Crump, an attorney, who is also representing the family of Ahmaud Arbery, the black man that was shot by 2 white men on February 23, 2020.
Ben Crump said that the death of Taylor is senseless killing.
In a statement that he released on Monday, he said:
We stand with the family of this young woman is demanding answers from the Louisville Police Department.
The attorney called out the police department for not taking responsibility and not providing any answers regarding how the tragedy happened.
Sam Aguiar and Lonita Baker are also representing the family of Taylor.
The lawsuit that was filed by the family states that Taylor and Kenneth Walker, her boyfriend, were asleep in the bedroom when the police arrived at the house at around 12:30 am.
The police were wearing plain clothes and arrived at the house in unmarked vehicles.
The police officers were reportedly looking for a suspect who lived in a different part of the city and was already in police custody after he was arrested by the police earlier.
The 3 officers entered the house of Taylor without knocking and without announcing themselves as police officers.
Taylor and Walker woke up and thought criminals were breaking in.
Walker called 911 and opened fire and ended up shooting a police officer.