Beyoncé is calling for justice for Breonna Taylor, a black woman killed by police last March while she was sleeping.

Beyoncé previously used her Instagram to demand charges be brought against those involved in the death of George Floyd.


The singer wrote an open letter posted to her website and addressed to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron about Breonna Taylor.

In it, she asks that "swift and decisive action" be taken in charging the three Louisville officers involved in the killing — Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove. The cops were all placed on administrative reassignment but have not been criminally charged.

Beyoncé wrote: "Three months have passed — and the LMPD’s investigations have created more questions than answer.

"Their incident report states that Ms. Taylor suffered no injuries — yet we know she was shot at least eight times. The LMPD officers claim they announced themselves before forcing their way into Ms. Taylor’s apartment — but her boyfriend who was with her, as well as several neighbors, all say that this is untrue."

As well as calling criminal charges be brought against the three officers, she also asked that the Attorney General "commit to transparency in the investigation and prosecution of these officers' criminal conduct," and "investigate the LMPD's response" to Taylor’s death, "as well the pervasive practices that result in the repeated deaths of unarmed Black citizens."

She concludes: "let this case fall into the pattern of no action after a terrible tragedy. With every death of a Black person at the hands of the police, there are two real tragedies: The death itself, and the inaction and delays that follow it. This is your chance to end that pattern."

You can read the letter here.