LeBron James 'devastated' over Breonna Taylor case decision

Oleh Peter Thompson 24 September 2020 6
LeBron James 'devastated' over Breonna Taylor case decision

LeBron James has said he is "devastated" that no police officers were charged over the death of Breonna Taylor.

Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman, died after she was shot six times during a police raid of her home in March.

A grand jury in Louisville returned charges on three counts of wanton endangerment against one officer for firing shots which hit a neighbouring apartment, but Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron said the other two officers' actions were justified.

The decision led to a public outcry and two policemen have been shot during protests in Louisville on Wednesday.

James made his feelings clear on social media.

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar posted on Twitter: "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!"

Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler also spoke out after playing his part in a victory over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday.

Butler said: "I think it's some BS that they let that go down like that. I think everybody knows what's supposed to happen. I think everybody knew what was going to happen, unfortunately. But that's our country for you, to tell you the truth. Very, very sad, man, and I hate to see it. We all hate to see it."

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