ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A mural of a Black woman who was killed by police in Louisville, Kentucky, will be painted in a historically Black neighborhood in Annapolis, Maryland.
The Capital Gazette reports that artists and volunteers will paint a 7,000-square-foot mural of Breonna Taylor on Saturday.READ MORE: Delmar Police Cpl. Keith Heacook Will Be Laid To Rest Monday
Taylor was shot and killed by police in her Louisville apartment in March. She was sleeping when officers executed a no-knock warrant. Her death sparked protests and calls for the officers involved to be arrested and charged.
Muralist Jeff Huntington said the mural will be painted on a basketball court. The project is in collaboration with the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture and the Banneker-Douglass Museum, which celebrates Black history and culture.READ MORE: Jury Finds Frederick Man Guilty For 2019 Rape
Taylor, a 26-year-old Black emergency medical technician, was shot eight times by plainclothes officers serving a narcotics search warrant at her apartment. No drugs were found.Good Samaritan Helps Pull People To Safety After 4 Fall Into Bay
Taylor’s family and activists around the country have criticized the pace of the investigation and called for swift action against the officers who shot Taylor.