2 officers shot in protest after no charges in Breonna Taylor case

One officer underwent surgery after being shot in the abdomen and another was shot in the thigh and the Governor of Kentucky deployed the National Guard with a 72-hour curfew.
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Anger, unrest nationwide after that grand jury decision to decline charges of those officers in the fatal shooting of 26-year-old emt breonna Taylor in her home, Michael. Americans are reacting to the explosive ruling across the country. Protests taking over streets in major cities from coast to mostly peaceful, but in breonna's hometown, some pockets of violence erupting in Louisville. We're going to hear from the attorney for breonna Taylor's family, Benjamin crump in just a moment. First, Alex Perez starts us off in Louisville where two police officers were shot last night. Good morning, Alex. Reporter: Good morning, George. A busy night of clashes between police and protesters here. The reaction to the grand jury decision was immediate. Crowds taking to the streets. Overnight, demonstrators taking to the streets in Louisville, clashing with police, setting multiple small fires and smashing a bus stop in the downtown area. Officers arresting almost 100 people. At least two Louisville officers shot. One undergoing surgery after being struck in his abdomen. The other shot in the thigh. The Kentucky governor deploying the National Guard to the city after the mayor declared a state of emergency ordering a 72-hour overnight curfew. I'm asking everybody, please, go home. Reporter: The protests coming after a grand jury declined to charge three police officers for killing breonna Taylor during a botched raid at her home in March. According to Kentucky law, the use of force by Mattingly and Cosgrove was justified to protect themselves. Reporter: Former officer Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment, not for the shots that killed breonna, but for recklessly shooting into a neighboring apartment. He was booked and released on $3,000 bail. This posted by breonna's sister, sister, I am so sorry. Protesters on the ground reacting to the grand jury's decision to not charge anyone for her death with anger and disappointment. The only words I can understand is I don't understand why. It's not enough. Reporter: Others raising serious questions about the the attorney general saying his investigation found that the raid was not executed as a no-knock warrant as previously reported. The statements that were made by officers there the night -- or the morning of March 13th show that they did knock and announce. The important point here is that information was corroborated by another witness who was in close proximity. Reporter: But this contradicts Mattingly's own account of what happened that night. The first bang on the door, did not announce. I think after that we did. Reporter: This backed up by Kenneth walker, breonna's boyfriend. He was inside the apartment at the time of the raid and he says that's why he fired a shot in self-defense. The attorney general also declined for now to release the grand jury report or even reveal any details about the grand jury itself raising questions about the racial makeup of the group that decided to not charge any of the officers with breonna's death. Breonna's family settled a civil suit with the city just last week, and now saying, the charges fall far short of what constitutes justice. President trump and Joe Biden reacting to the announcement with very different responses. Well, I thought it was really brilliant, Kentucky attorney general. He's doing a fantastic job. I think he's a star. My heart goes out to her mother, and I understand there's protests that are started. They should be peaceful. Do not sully her memory by engaging in any violence. Reporter: And the attorney general notes there is still an ongoing federal investigation to determine if that warrant was properly obtained and if breonna's civil rights were violated, robin. All right, Alex. Thank you.

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