Press Release

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