Breonna Taylor did not receive medical attention for up to six minutes after being shot 8 times when narcotics police executed a "no-knock" warrant on her home, her family alleged in a new court filing seen by The New York Times.
The 26-year-old Black medical technician was killed in the early hours of March 13 by white officers who used a battering ram to enter her Louisville apartment. When the officers came into the home, Taylor's boyfriend opened fire, assuming they were intruders. During the shootout, Taylor, who was asleep in bed, was shot eight times and killed.
Only one of the three police officers who was involved in the deadly shooting has been fired from the Louisville Metro Police Department; none of the officers have been arrested or charged with a crime.
According to The Times, the Sunday filing describes the raid against Taylor's home as "reckless" and "wanton."
Sam Aguiar, a lawyer for Taylor's family, said in an interview with The Times: "In the six minutes that elapsed from the time Breonna was shot, to the time she died, we have no evidence suggesting that any officer made entry in an attempt to check and assist her."
"She suffered," Aguir said.
According to The Times, Barbara Weakley-Jones, the coroner that performed the autopsy on Taylor, said that the time of death recorded on Taylor's death certificate is "an estimate," adding that Taylor's injuries were so severe that she likely died in "less than a minute."
"Even if it had happened outside of an ER we couldn't have saved her," Weakley-Jones said, according to The Times.
Calls for justice over Taylor's death continue to grow louder as Black Lives Matter protests have swept across the nation. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer suspended the use of "no-knock" warrants last month in response to the outcry.
Aguiar said last month that the firing of Brett Hankison, one of the officers involved in Taylor's killing, was "another good, small step."
An official termination letter written by interim Chief of Police Robert Schroeder on June 23 said that Hankison "displayed extreme indifference to the value of human life" by firing rounds indiscriminately into Taylor's apartment while executing a warrant with two other officers in mid-March.
However, Aguiar added that justice has not yet been served for the family grieving the loss of their daughter.
"We won't be satisfied until rightful charges are brought against [Hankison], until charges are brought against everyone responsible for Breonna's death," Aguiar said, according to the Courier-Journal.