Barely seven days after she observed Breonna Taylor’s birthday with a demand for justice. The 38-year-old singer wrote a letter to Kentucky’s Attorney General Daniel Cameron.
She encouraged Cameron to utilize his capacity to bring criminal charges against the three officers who shot and killed Taylor in her Lousiville apartment on March 13.
The letter, which was shared on Beyoncé’s website on Sunday (June 14), demands that the Attorney General “commit to transparency in the investigation and prosecution of these officers’ criminal conduct.”
“Your office has both the power and the responsibility to bring justice to Breonna Taylor, and demonstrate the value of a Black woman’s life.” the Halo singer wrote in the letter. “Don’t let this case fall into the pattern of no action after a terrible tragedy. With every death of a Black person at the hands of the police, there are two real tragedies: The death itself, and the inaction and delays that follow it.”
She proceeded, “This is your chance to end that pattern. Take swift and decisive action in charging the officers. The next months cannot look like the last three.”
Saturday (June 13) checked three months to the day of Taylor’s killing, where Lousiville police play out a “no-knock warrant” on her apartment. Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, engaged in a gunfight with the police. They failed to identify themselves and he thought they were intruders. Taylor was shot multiple times and died at the scene.