Beyonce demands justice for Breonna Taylor in moving letter to attorney general

Beyonce has penned an open letter to the attorney general of Kentucky seeking justice for Breonna Taylor, who was killed while sleeping in her home by police in March. 

Amid the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality triggered by the killing of George Floyd, Beyonce highlighted the fact that it's been three months since Taylor's death, adding: "The [Louisville police] investigations have created more questions than answers." 

All three officers who burst into Taylor's home wearing plain clothes during a 'no-knock' raid are still employed, and no arrests have been made. 

"Three months have passed - and Breonna Taylor's family still waits for justice. Ms Taylor's family has not been able to take the time to process and grieve," wrote the 'Halo' singer.

"Take swift and decisive action in charging the officers. The next months cannot look like the last three.

"Don't let this case fall into the pattern of no action after a terrible tragedy." 

Beyonce called for criminal charges to be brought against the policemen involved in the killing as well as a commitment to transparency in the investigation. The Grammy Winner also said there should be further investigation into the police department's response to Taylor's death and the "pervasive practices that result in the repeated deaths of unarmed Black citizens". 

"With every death of a Black person at the hands of police, there are two real tragedies: the death itself, and the inaction and delays that follow it," Beyonce concluded. 

"This is your chance to end that pattern."