One of the world’s best-selling music artists with more than 100 million records worldwide, Beyoncé published an open letter on her website, that addressed to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and demanded justice for Breonna Taylor, who was killed inside her home by police.
The music icon wrote:
“The LMPD’s investigation was turned over to your office, and yet all of the officers involved in the shooting remain employed by the LMPD. Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Officers Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison must be held accountable for their actions.”
One of The Recording Industry Association of America’s Top Certified Artists of the Decade, Beyoncé continued:
“With every death of a black person at the hands of the police, there are two real tragedies: the death itself, and the inaction and delays that follow it. This is your chance to end that pattern. Take swift and decisive action in charging the officers … The next months cannot look like the last three.”
Then the singer demanded transparency in the investigation and prosecution and added:
“Your office has both the power and the responsibility to bring justice to Breonna Taylor, and demonstrate the value of a Black woman’s life.”
Beyoncé signed the open letter as Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and in the end, urged people to sign the petitions to demand justice for Breonna Taylor.
In return, The Kentucky Attorney General’s office said to CNN reporter Elizabeth Kuhn regarding the open letter:
“We are aware of the letter. As the letter makes requests related to the ongoing investigation involving the death of Ms. Breonna Taylor, we have no further comment.”
Besides, to view the open letter click here.