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NBA players react to no officers getting charged directly for Breonna Taylor’s murder

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A former Louisville police officer has been indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree for his actions in the Breonna Taylor murder, but he was not charged for Taylor’s death, and NBA players are furious.

Brett Hankison has been indicted for allegedly firing blindly through a door and window in Taylor’s building, per CNN. The other two officers, Jon Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove, were not charged and a few NBA players took to social media to express their anger:

It’s no surprise all these NBA players are upset. During his press conference on Wednesday, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said that the officers were “justified in their use of force.”

Via CNN:

“I know that not everyone will be satisfied,” Cameron said of the grand jury decision.

“Our job is to present the facts to the grand jury, and the grand jury then applies the facts … If we simply act on outrage, there is no justice. Mob justice is not justice. Justice sought by violence is not justice. It just becomes revenge.”

At the Walt Disney World bubble in Orlando, Florida, NBA players have been asking for justice for Breonna Taylor, who was shot by the police while she was sleeping in her house. The officers broke down Taylor’s door while executing a “no-knock” warrant in a narcotics investigation back in March that involved her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker III.

On Sept. 15, the city of Louisville announced a $12 million settlement for Taylor’s family, but it’s clear NBA players wanted the cops arrested and charged for murder.

Expect more guys around the NBA to react to this decision as the day goes on. There will surely be statements made at Game 4 between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics.