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14 September 2020 02:39

Hamilton shared photos of himself on Twitter wearing the shirt honoring Taylor after his win.

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Lewis Hamilton wears 'Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor' T-shirt at Grand Prix win Racing driver Lewis Hamilton used his spotlight after winning the Tuscan Grand Prix in Mugello, Italy, to make a request: "Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor." Hamilton wore the message on the front of a T-shirt before the race and at the podium ceremony, CNN reported. The back of the shirt said "Say her name" above a photo of Taylor, a 26-year-old unarmed Black woman who was shot and killed by police in her Louisville apartment on March 13. Sunday marked the six-month anniversary of her death, which is currently being investigated by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron. Protests throughout Louisville have called for justice for Taylor and demanded the Louisville Metro Police officers responsible for her death be fired, arrested and charged. Read more: Louisville anxiously awaits Breonna Taylor decision — and whether calm or chaos ensues Only one of the three involved officers, Brett Hankison, has been fired, and he is appealing that decision.

Lewis Hamilton wears 'Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor' shirt

The other two, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and detective Miles Cosgrove, are on administrative reassignment pending the investigation. People close to the case say a decision could come as soon as this week. Hamilton shared photos of himself on Twitter wearing the shirt honoring Taylor after his win. "It's been 6 months since Breonna Taylor was murdered by policemen, in her own home," Hamilton wrote. "Still no justice has been served. We won't stay silent. #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor" Several other celebrities and athletes have spoken out Taylor and the case, including Lebron James, Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey. Reach Emma Austin at [email protected] or on Twitter at @emmacaustin. Support strong local journalism by subscribing today: subscribe.courier-journal.com.