In the case of Breonna Taylor, a black woman who was shot dead in her own home, protesters have taken to the streets of the cities of Louisville, Washington and New York after the agents involved in her death were not charged for her death.
A grand jury has indicted former agent Brett Hankison of reckless first degree ruthlessness in connection with Taylor’s death, while two other officers – John Mattingly and Miles Cosgrove – were not charged.
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has deployed a “limited” National Guard contingent in Louisville, where the first clashes between police and protesters have been recorded, according to CNN television station. A group of Kentucky police officers were also dispatched to Louisville to assist with local police.
With that in mind, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, has given assurances that he plans to speak to Beshear and recognized as “a good thing” that he has installed the National Guard. “I understand you called, which is good,” he said at a press conference, adding, “it will work.”