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By Jintak Han and Emily Jo Wharry
Hundreds of protesters took to downtown L.A. Wednesday night after it was announced that none of the three police officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor were to be indicted for her death.
A Kentucky grand jury charged only one officer, former Louisville Metro Police Department detective Brett Hankison, with three criminal charges for shooting into a nearby home and endangering the lives of neighbors. The other two officers received no charges.
Protesters gathered at Father Serra Park before walking downtown, accompanied by cars driving the route. Many congregated outside the Hall of Justice on Temple Street, where Black Lives Matter-L.A. has hosted weekly protests against L.A. District Attorney Jackie Lacey.
Miss Albert, who works as a behavioral therapist for children with autism, said it was the third protest she'd attended that day while trying to find a sense of healing after hearing the news.
"I'm out here because I feel some type of way as a young Black woman," Albert said. "I saw no justice for my sister in color, Breonna Taylor, and it really made me feel angry and hurt and alone and definitely not protected or supported to know that there's no justice. If there was no justice for her, there's certainly no justice for me if something were to happen to me."