Breonna Taylor’s Family Joins ‘Red Table Talk’ Recalls Fatal Police Shooting
Breonna Taylor’s family will appear on an upcoming Red Table Talk and recount the horrific killing that took place on March 13, 2020, after officers forced their way into Taylor’s apartment resulting in the fatal police shooting.
In an exclusive clip obtained by BET.com, Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer, shares with Jada Pinkett-Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield-Norris the chilling interaction she had with the Louisville Metro Police officers as she learned about her daughter's death.
“When did you find out that Breonna had passed?” Banfield-Norris asked Palmer.
Palmer responded, “It wasn’t until about 11:30 am, and mind you, we had been out there since 1 am. A detective comes back over and says, ‘it won’t be much longer’ that we’ll be able to get in there, so by this time, I’m pissed. I’m screaming, and I’m like, ‘Why won’t you tell me where Breonna is? I need to know where Breonna is.’”
Palmer continued stating that the officer then looked at her and said, “Well, ma’am, she’s still in the apartment.”
“I knew what that meant,” she added, fighting back the tears. “I knew what it meant. He never said it, but I knew.”
Pinkett Smith then chimes in to ask Palmer if Taylor was taken to the hospital.
“They never even attempted to help her,” Palmer responds.
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In the upcoming episode of RTT premiering on Wednesday (Oct. 12) at 12 pm ET on Facebook Watch, Palmer appears with Walker and Breonna Taylor’s sister Ju’Niyah Palmer.
Walker will also give a “minute-by-minute” recount of the shooting and his final moments with his girlfriend. Social Justice activists Tamika D. Mallory and Ju’Niyah will also discuss details associated with the case as they refer back to body camera footage from the officers that entered the apartment.
Benjamin Crump, Laura Coates, and Lonita Baker will also appear in the episode.
Watch the exclusive clip below: