Many have been blasting Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron since the three Louisville police officers who shot and killed Breonna Taylor in her home this past March remain free of charges in connection with her death.
Rihanna is one of the latest people who took Cameron to task, and she called him out in a message that she posted to Instagram on Saturday, June 27. Like many, the superstar singer wants to know why police officers Myles Cosgrove, Jonathan Mattingly, and Brett Hankison remain free.
Hankison was terminated from the Louisville Metro Police Department last week.
“Over 100 days after #breonnataylor was MURDERED!!” wrote Rihanna. “Her killers are at home watching Netflix on the couch. WTF is America?!”
Then in the caption, she added “yerrrrr @danieljaycameron, where we at with this my brother?!”
Taylor was a Black 26-year-old EMT who was lying in bed with her boyfriend Kenneth Walker on March 13 at 1 a.m. when officers broke down the front door of her apartment on a no-knock drug raid.
Walker opened fire once he heard the officers bursting in, believing them to be criminal intruders. His shot hit one of them in the leg, leading officers to answer with a barrage of gunfire, hitting Taylor eight times and killing her.
Cameron would wind up taking on the investigation of the police officers after local prosecutor Tom Wine removed himself from the case because of a perceived conflict of interest, as he was prosecuting Walker at the time on a charge of attempted murder of the policemen involved in the raid. The charges against Walker would be dropped in May.
Taylor’s home was targeted after police claimed in their warrant that her ex-boyfriend was having drug packages sent there. No drugs were found in her apartment.
Last month, the city council in Louisville voted to pass “Breonna’s Law,” a decree that now bans no-knock search warrants.
As for Rihanna, her post caused a major reaction from others who also shared their pain over Taylor’s death.
“No but for real how do these people live with themselves knowing they killed an innocent person. #justiceforbreonnataylor !!!!!!!!!!,” read one of the comments.
Cameron issued a statement about Taylor in May and said he was determining which investigatory steps to take while waiting for the LMPD’s full investigative report. But he began his investigation based on the information he already has. Cameron also said the FBI is conducting its own investigation.
“At the conclusion of this investigation, the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division will determine if the officers’ actions violated federal law. Our office will determine if any state laws were violated,” wrote Cameron.
Pressure on Cameron to charge the officers with murder has mounted in recent weeks, and it only seemed to increase in the past few days after he was seen at his engagement party this past weekend.
Many, including rapper Trae Tha Truth, blasted Cameron, a Republican who is the first African-American to be elected state attorney general in Kentucky history.
“Is This True?!!!!” wrote Trae on Monday, June 29. “Oh i see we aint applied enough Pressure …. Blow His Phone , email, social media up yall… Instead of chargin #BreonnaTaylor Killers He out livin his Best Life!!”
Rapper Bun B responded to Trae’s message and on Instagram wrote, “Don’t you have better things to do @danieljaycameron.”