ADL Statement on Grand Jury Decision Regarding Officers Involved in the Killing of Breonna Taylor

New York, NY, September 23, 2020 ... ADL (Anti-Defamation League) CEO Jonathan Greenblatt issued the following statement regarding today's announcement from the Jefferson County, KY Grand Jury:

Today’s decision from the Jefferson County Grand Jury is devastating to say the least. The charges brought against one of the three officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor don’t even begin to scratch the surface of achieving the justice that she deserves.

For any person to be killed in the middle of the night in their own home by police officers, who are sworn to protect and serve their community, is unfathomable. Breonna Taylor cannot become just another statistic of police violence. She was a daughter. A friend. A sister. An Emergency Medical Technician.

This injustice should shock the conscience of the entire nation and stands as a prime example of systemic racism in our country.

Black lives matter. Breonna’s life mattered. We demand #JusticeforBreonna


ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.

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