Cardi B, Common speak out as stars react to Breonna Taylor decision

Celebrities have joined the chorus of those slamming the failure of authorities to slap the officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor with any meaningful charges, as outrage over the ruling grows.

Taylor, a 26-year-old medical technician in Louisville, Kentucky, was fatally shot after her boyfriend opened fire on police during a drugs search at their house on March 13.

On Wednesday, a grand jury in Kentucky returned a minor felony charge against one of three officers, for shots that hit a neighbouring apartment.

The individual indicted in the Taylor case is Brett Hankison, who was fired from the force in June. He faces three counts of “wanton endangerment in the first degree”.

Stevie Wonder was one of the first artistes to post a reaction to the decision, with the singer saying: “No amount of money has ever brought a life back. Ask yourself, why so long for Breonna Taylor?”

Rapper and actor Common wrote “JUSTICE. FOR. BREONNA. TAYLOR.” While Cardi B expressed “Amen shit is sooo sad and discouraging,” under a post expressing outrage about the decision.

Kehlani was more forthright, tweeting: “burn. it. down,” while Tinashe wrote “NO JUSTICE NO PEACE”