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George Clooney Says He's 'Ashamed' After No Cops Were Charged with Breonna Taylor's Death

George Clooney Says He's 'Ashamed' After No Cops Were Charged with Breonna Taylor's Death

George Clooney is speaking out after there were no police officers charged in the killing of Breonna Taylor.

On Wednesday (September 23), former police detective Brett Hankinson was indicted by a Kentucky grand jury on three charges of first-degree wanton endangerment for his involvement in the fatal shooting of Breonna in March. He was not brought up on any murder charges.

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove – who were both there the night Breonna was fatally shot – were not criminally charged.

Following the grand jury’s decision, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron released a statement about the ruling.

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,” Cameron said. “But they do not.”

Shortly afterward, George – a Kentucky native – released a statement saying he’s “ashamed” of the grand jury’s 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,” George shared in a statement with E! News.

“The justice system I was raised to believe in holds people responsible for their actions,” George continued. “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. I know the community. I know the commonwealth. And I was taught in the schools and churches of Kentucky what is right and what is wrong.”

George concluded, “I’m ashamed of this decision.”

George isn’t the only celebrity to speak out against the ruling. You can read more reactions here.

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