NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — New Yorkers took to the streets on Wednesday night to protest a Kentucky grand jury’s decision not to indict any police officers for the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.
Two large groups of Black Lives Matter protests gathered in Brooklyn and Manhattan to object the decision at around 7 p.m.
In front of the Barclays Center, the Brooklyn group chanted “Say her name, Breonna Taylor” and took a knee in remembrance.
The crowd marched in the street in downtown Brooklyn, past onlookers and vehicles who honked in support.
Police were seen around the city hours before the protests were planned to start. There were fears the protests might turn violent, but put 9 p.m., everything had remained relatively peaceful.
The Manhattan group drew hundreds of protesters at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue.
No arrests had been reported.
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron at a press conference called Taylor's death a "tragedy," adding, "Every day, this family wakes up to the realization that somebody they love is no longer with them. ... I urge everyone to not lose sight of the fact that a life has been lost."
Taylor was shot multiple times by officers who entered her home using a no-knock warrant during a narcotics investigation. Taylor's boyfriend shot at the officers, thinking they were intruders.
While no officers were charged in her death, Louisville police officer Brett Hankison has been charged with wanton endangerment for shooting into nearby apartments.
The judge set a $15,000 cash bond for Hankison, and a warrant for his arrest has been issued.