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2 Louisville police officers were shot during Breonna Taylor protests. What happened to them?

According to reports, two Louisville police officers were shot during protests.

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Demonstrators march on the Williamsburg Bridge during a protest, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in New York, following a Kentucky grand jury’s decision not to indict any police officers for the killing of Breonna Taylor.

Demonstrators march on the Williamsburg Bridge during a protest, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in New York, following a Kentucky grand jury’s decision not to indict any police officers for the killing of Breonna Taylor.

Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, Associated Press

Two Louisville police officers were shot during protests over the Breonna Taylor caseWednesday night, but they seem likely to recover.

What happened:

  • One police officer was shot in the abdomen and is in surgery, and another was shot in the thigh during protests over the Breonna Taylor verdict Wednesday night, according to the Louisville Courier Journal.
  • One suspect remains in custody. The suspect has not been identified, though, USA Today reports.

Louisville Interim Police Chief Robert Schroeder said the two officers were expected to recover. They are being treated at nearby hospitals.

  • “I’m very concerned about the safety of our officers. The safety of our officers and the community we serve is of the utmost importance,” Schroeder said.

President Donald Trump responds

President Donald Trump offered his condolences to the fallen officers.

  • “Praying for the two police officers that were shot tonight in Louisville, Kentucky. The Federal Government stands behind you and is ready to help. Spoke to @GovAndyBeshear and we are prepared to work together, immediately upon request!”

What happened with the verdict?

A Kentucky grand jury did not charge the officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor. One former officer faced three counts of wanton endangerment, which I wrote about for Deseret.com.

  • Taylor was killed during a “drug raid gone wrong,” according to The Associated Press. Her death became a symbol of the national movement against racial injustice.

Attorney General Daniel Cameron said officers were acting in self-defense when they fired the shots that killed Taylor:

  • “Criminal law is not meant to respond to every sorrow and grief,” Cameron said. “But my heart breaks for the loss of Miss Taylor. And I’ve said that repeatedly. My mother, if something was to happen to me, would find it very hard.”