LeBron James makes it known that he wants the cops who killed Breonna Taylor to be arrested for their crimes.
Prior to the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers game on Tuesday night, the NBA star and his Lakers teammates arrived at AdventHealth Arena in Orlando, Florida, wearing hats in support of the deceased 26-year-old EMT. Taylor was fatally shot in her Louisville, Kentucky, apartment in March by Sgt. Jon Mattingly, Detective Myles Cosgrove, and now-former officer Brett Hankison.
Though the caps resembled “Make America Great Again” hats — typically worn by supporters of President Donald Trump — it featured the text, “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor.”
James later posted pictures of his outfit on his Instagram page with the caption, “By Any Means‼️ Lets Get It 👑 #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor❤️”
After the game — in which the Trail Blazers defeated the Lakers 100 to 93 — James spoke to reporters and reiterated his demand that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron charge the officers involved in Taylor’s killing.
“It’s just something that we continue to put our foot on the gas, continue to pressure,” James told the press. “The situation that’s going on in Louisville, Kentucky, an innocent woman being killed by the name of Breonna Taylor, a woman who had a bright future, and her life was taken away from her. There have been no arrests. There’s been no justice — not only for her but for her family. We want to continue to shed light on that situation. It’s just unjust.”
On Tuesday, our very own Loni posted a clip of James’ interview on her IG page:
Of course, this is not the first time James has spoken out about Taylor’s tragic passing.
Last month on Twitter, he posted an image that read, “Dear Breonna. I’m so sorry this is taking so long,” along with the caption, “So so so so SORRY Breonna! #JusticeforBreonnaTalyor.”
Last week, Cameron spoke to Taylor’s family, including Breonna’s mom Tamika Palmer, and personally expressed his condolences for their loss.
Though Palmer said in a statement that Cameron did not say whether he will charge the cops, she said he “seemed sincere and genuine.” She added that she feels “more confident” that the “truth will come out and that justice will be served.”
Sam Aguiar, one of Taylor’s family’s attorneys, told WHAS11 that Cameron said his office still needs to re-interview witnesses before deciding on a legal action.
Cameron’s office also said in a statement obtained by WHAS11 that they are awaiting “additional testing and analysis from federal partners, including a ballistics test from the FBI crime lab."
Though Hankison was terminated from the Louisville Metro Police Department in June, Mattingly and Cosgrove remain employed.