Death of 26-year-old black woman fuels move to end no-knock police search warrants in US

A portrait of Breonna Taylor is posted beside messages on sticky notes in Seattle, Washington, on June 10, 2020. PHOTO: REUTERS
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WASHINGTON - In the dark of night on March 13 in the city of Louisville, in Kentucky, police officers on a drug raid used a battering ram to enter the apartment of Ms Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician, who was asleep at the time with her boyfriend beside her.

They exchanged gunfire with Ms Taylor's boyfriend, who had a licence to carry a firearm and believed them to be intruders. Ms Taylor was shot eight times and died at home.

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