LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Former state rep. Attica Scott gave remarks to advocate for justice Wednesday at a press conference for the fourth anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s death. She also spoke about her experience of being arrested during a protest in 2020.

What You Need To Know

  • A press conference was held Wednesday on the fourth anniversary of Breonna Taylor's death. She was killed by LMPD officers when they were executing a no-knock search warrant at her apartment

  • Former state rep. Attica Scott spoke at the event

  • Scott participated in protests that took place in Louisville following Taylor's death. After a march, police arrested her and her daughter, accusing them of being out past curfew and vandalizing the Louisville Free Public Library

  • Scott is still advocating for reform. She is part of a class action lawsuit against LMPD and is working with councilwoman Shameka Parrish-Wright and other groups to push forward "The People's Consent Decree" resolution

When protests were held in Louisville following Taylor being killed by Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers, Scott participated.

“I, like many people and my daughter, had been out nearly every day here at Injustice Square Park in 2020, fighting for justice for Breonna Taylor and for our community,” Scott said.

After participating in a march, she and her daughter were heading to a church for sanctuary.

“When we parked the car and went to walk to the church, we were unjustly arrested and accused of trying to firebomb the downtown library,” Scott said.

Now, Scott is part of a class action lawsuit against LMPD.

On the anniversary of Taylor’s death, advocates discussed their efforts to create change and how there is still a long way to go.

Several men were asked to join Councilwoman Parrish-Wright on stage. Many of them gave remarks as others held up fists. (Spectrum News 1/Geraldine Torrellas)

“Four years later, no one has been held responsible for the killing of Breonna Taylor,” said Councilwoman Shameka Parrish-Wright.

Parrish-Wright is working with several groups to push forward a resolution.

“Now, we’re working with Councilwoman Parrish-Wright to try to get a resolution passed to make sure the people’s voices in the Consent Decree process ... so we’re not giving up," Scott said. "We refuse to walk away.”

The resolution has a list of demands that include acknowledging the culture problem within LMPD, not giving additional money to the department and reallocating funds to other issues like housing and transportation.