What becomes clear to me just with a cursory reading of the complaint is that the impetus behind the aggressive police action that led to Breonna's death is, along with the complete contempt and disregard for black life, gentrification and the profit potential of private housing and urban development. Rather than develop real housing construction, which is providing human shelter which could revitalize an area by creating thousands of jobs; the poor have to be driven out and may be able to return for low waged employment in a restaurant franchise if they're lucky. The numbered paragraphs are the introduction to the complaint.
3. Breonna’s home should never have had police there in the first place. When the layers are peeled back, the origin of Breonna’s home being raided by police starts with a political need to clear out a street for a large real estate development project and finishes with a newly formed, rogue police unit violating all levels of policy, protocol and policing standards. Breonna’s death was the culmination of radical political and police conduct. As the factual allegations set forth further herein will confirm, a police unit went on a crusade to target people and homes in a confined area of Elliott Avenue in west Louisville. People needed to be removed and homes needed to be vacated so that a high dollar, legacy-creating real estate development could move forward. One of the primary roadblocks to this unit and the real estate development project was an ex- boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, who rented a home on Elliott Avenue. The police unit’s efforts to clean house on Elliott became so outrageous, unlawful, corrupt and reckless that a bogus, no-knock search warrant was obtained for the home of Breonna Taylor, a woman with no criminal history, no drugs in her home, no targets in her home and whose home was more than 10 miles away from Elliott Ave. From there, the named Defendants made error after error, violated policy after policy and committed unlawful act after unlawful act, resulting in Breonna being taken from the Louisville community and from her family far too soon.
4. This action seeks all damages to which the Plaintiff may be entitled as a result of the Defendants’ outrageous, reckless, willful, wanton and unlawful conduct.