No charges have been brought against any of the three officers involved in the March 13 shooting since then. Two of the officers remain on duty. A third officer has been sacked and appealed to get his job back.
A grand jury was tasked on Wednesday to investigate the shooting and ultimately decide the fate of the three officers. The grand jury is meeting at a different location due to ongoing protests in Jefferson Square Park, informally renamed Breonna Taylor Park, for safety reasons.
However, Taylor’s family, activists, and celebrities are not making the world forget Taylor’s name. Her death helped resurrect the Black Lives Matter movement, with Taylor and other black victims of police violence like George Floyd becoming the faces of the movement.
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who leads the investigation into Taylor̵
7;s death, tweeted that “contradicting rumors and reports” circulating daily about the investigation are doing nothing to “advance justice.”
“When the investigation is complete and a decision is made, we will provide an update via an announcement,” wrote Cameron. “The news will come from our office and not from unnamed sources. At this point, the investigation is still ongoing.”
Tamika L. Palmer, Taylor’s mother, called Cameron on Instagram Thursday and asked what his mother would think if he were the one who was gunned down by police.
“If you ask her, she’ll have no hesitation in saying that she won’t stop at anything to protect you,” read Palmer’s post. “She would be willing to give her life to save your life. If you were gunned down in your own house, wouldn’t she demand that the murderers be brought to justice? … Do you have the power and the courage to to call my child yours, the strength to see that my cry and the cry of my community are heard, and the strength as part of a village that raises our children to please one of our daughters ?! “
Activists, athletes and celebrities honor Taylor
Until Freedom, a New York City-based social justice organization, streamed live for Taylor Sunday for 26 hours.
“We are at our highest point when connected to spiritual guidance,” Tamika Mallory, one of the organization’s co-founders, told CNN. “Some people are not protesters, but they are in contact with their spirituality. That is why we try to give everyone the opportunity to participate in the fight for justice for Breonna Taylor.”
As the NFL season got underway on Sunday, many players and coaches wore clothing with Taylor’s name or picture.
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton wore a “Breonna Taylor” face mask that the team tweeted.
Los Angeles Rams players wore Black Lives Matter shirts with images of various police violence victims, including Taylor, George Floyd and Tamir Rice. The team tweeted.
British racing driver Lewis Hamilton wore a t-shirt that read “ARREST THE COPS WHO KILLED BREONNA TAYLOR” on the front and “SAY HER NAME” over a photo of Taylor on the back. He wore the jersey before the Grand Prix race in Tuscany in Mugello, Italy, on Sunday and during the podium ceremony.
Singer Mariah Carey also wore a similar t-shirt and posted the photos on Twitter and Instagram.
“Medical workers like her save lives every day – but police violence claims black lives at almost the same pace,” read Carey’s caption. “Your murder is particularly painful right now. Now, more than ever, we need to stay connected and vigilant.”
CNN’s Susannah Cullinane, Christina Carrega and Faith Karimi contributed to this report.