- Former officer Brett Hankison, who was fired in June, was indicted on three counts of “wanton endangerment,” saying he fired bullets that endangered neighbors, according to The New York Times.
- Taylor has become the face of a national movement against racial injustice.
How LeBron James responded
James — who is currently in the middle of an NBA playoff run — tweeted his disappointment with the decision.
James said: I’ve been lost for words today! I’m devastated, hurt, sad, mad! We want Justice for Breonna yet justice was met for her neighbors apartment walls and not her beautiful life. Was I surprised at the verdict. Absolutely not but damnit I was & still am hurt and heavy hearted! I send my love to Breonna mother, family and friends! I’m sorry! I’m sorry! I’m sorry!!”
my love to Breonna mother, family and— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 24, 2020
friends! I’m sorry! I’m sorry! I’m sorry!!
What the NBA said
NBA players across the league responded to the decision since Breonna Taylor has become the face of the national movement against racial injustice.
Donovan Mitchell, for example, tweeted about the decision.
- “I don’t have many words right now.... but all I can say is I’m praying for the city of Louisville right now!!!” Mitchell tweeted.
Players in Orlando, Florida, have called on the authorities to arrest the officers responsible.
- “We’re still trying to make the proper steps,” Green said. “We haven’t even gotten the chance to reconvene. We need more time as a group — not just as our team but as everyone in the bubble and outside the bubble — to figure out how we can continue to get progress in these certain aspects, in these certain categories, in these certain communities, specifically with what happened today wasn’t enough, we felt, and I’m sure most people around the country felt the same.”