It’s been five months since Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African American woman from Louisville, KY, was shot and killed in her home by police officers who executed a no-knock search warrant that wasn’t issued for her in the first place.
To date, none of the policemen reportedly responsible (Metro Police Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, Officer Myles Cosgrove and former Officer Brett Hankison) have been arrested in connection to the incident.
Despite open letters and demands generated by the likes of celebrity figures Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah, Cardi B, Kerry Washington, and more (as we reported here), the powers-that-be have yet to issue any progress on putting any suspects behind bars.
To provide another nudge, six-time NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving is teaming with BET Her to shine a spotlight on the tragic event in a TV special.
“[Alongside Irving], BET Her is partnering with PlayersTV for a one-hour special title #SayHerName, Justice For Breonna Taylor which will explore the importance of movements like #SayHerName and examines how Breonna’s murder highlights the lack of awareness around Black women victims of police brutality.
…the special which is set to premiere August 22 at 9pm ET/PT on BET Her. An encore of the special will air August 29 at 11pm ET/PT on BET.
The special will feature panel conversations with Irving, Common, Jemele Hill, Dr. Brittney Cooper, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, and Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza.”