George Clooney 'ashamed' after Breonna Taylor verdict


George Clooney has said that he is 'ashamed' after no officers were charged for killing Breonna Taylor.


Taylor, a 26-year-old nurse, was shot to death by police officers while sleeping in the bedroom of her Louisville, Kentucky apartment on March 13.


Yesterday, the grand jury in Kentucky ruled that only one officer would be charged with 'wanton engagement' after firing into the apartment.


There will be celebrities, influencers and activists who have never lived in Kentucky who try to tell us how to feel, suggesting they understand the facts of this case, and that they know our community and the commonwealth better than we do, said Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron while announcing the grand jury decision.


But they do not.




George Clooney George Clooney, a Kentucky native, has blasted the decision by the grand jury in the Breonna Taylor case.

Former Oscar-winner Clooney has spoken out about the verdict.


The Lexington, Kentucky native made a statement saying he was 'ashamed' after the decision.


"I was born and raised in Kentucky. Cut tobacco on the farms of Kentucky. Both my parents and my sister live in Kentucky. I own a home in Kentucky, and I was there last month," the Oscar winner said in a statement to PEOPLE.


"The justice system I was raised to believe in holds people responsible for their actions.


Wrong


''Her name was Breonna Taylor and she was shot to death in her bed by 3 white police officers, who will not be charged with any crime for her death," Clooney continued.


"I know the community. I know the commonwealth. And I was taught in the school and churches of Kentucky what is right and what is wrong. I'm ashamed of this decision."


None of the three officers involved Det. Miles Cosgrove, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and former detective Brett Hankison were charged with the fatal shooting.


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