LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As the nation waits for a conclusion to investigations into the police killing of Breonna Taylor, a representative of Taylor’s family brought young black scholars to join him in asking questions of FBI agents.
What You Need To Know
- Christopher 2X and others meet with FBI to discuss Breonna Taylor case
- Agents said they were investigating any potential civil rights violations committed by Louisville Metro Police officers
- Christopher 2X says he is confident the FBI is handling the case with sincerity and honesty
- Plans to return to FBI offices in September for an update
The FBI's Louisville office, as explained to the delegation, is primarily focused on investigating any potential civil rights violations committed by Louisville Metro Police officers in acquiring and executing the now banned no-knock warrant on March 13.
Christopher 2X, a long-standing Louisville civil rights and anti-violence advocate, is representing Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer. 2X said he has never before seen federal agents get involved in a Kentucky police shooting, and that he is confident the FBI is handling the case with sincerity and honesty after meeting for more than an hour.
"They said they don’t wanna be a show horse in front of anybody about this situation," he said to reporters in the parking lot of the FBI's Louisville headquarters. "They wanna be the plow horse, to show the community; a plow horse to show the community that they are serious about civil rights being violated."
2X said agents involved with the case, Special Agent in Charge Robert Brown and Asst. Special Agent in Charge Brian Jones, made a point to say they want to help those whose civil rights have been violated.
"They welcome any allegations of violations of civil rights being reported to them, especially in the black community," 2X said. "They put emphasis on that because they feel the black community gets short-changed too much sometimes about allegations about civil rights. Again, hopefully, we’ll see where this action leads."
He adds that it was made clear the FBI is communicating with the office of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, as the state's top litigator continues his own investigations into what transpired before and during the incident that left Taylor, 26, fatally shot with eight gunshot wounds to her body.
As part of the U.S. Justice Department, the FBI answers to Attorney General William Barr. 2X said whatever conclusions the FBI reaches in the case, he would be shocked if Barr changed any aspects of the report once it reaches Barr’s desk.
2X plans to return to the FBI office in September for another update.