Grand jury indicts one police officer over Breonna Taylor shooting death

Grand jury indicts one police officer over Breonna Taylor shooting death
FILE – Signs are held up showing Breonna Taylor during a rally in her honour on the steps of the Kentucky State Capitol (Timothy D Easley/AP)

A grand jury in the US has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by police in Kentucky.

The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison on Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place.

Ms Taylor was shot multiple times by officers who burst into her home on March 13 during a narcotics investigation. No drugs were found in her home.

Protesters across the country have demanded justice for Ms Taylor and other black people killed by police in recent months.

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