After it was announced this week that no police officers would be indicted for the killing of Breonna Taylor, former NRATV host and current Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield blamed the shooting on Taylor and her choice in boyfriends.
Taylor was a 26-year-old emergency room technician and former EMT in Louisville, Kentucky, who was shot six times by plainclothes police officers serving a “no-knock” search warrant early in the morning on March 13. The police officers returned fire with more than 20 rounds after Taylor’s boyfriend, a licensed gun owner, shot and injured one of the officers who he believed was an intruder breaking into the apartment. Taylor’s family sued the city and received a $12 million settlement earlier this month for her wrongful death.
On September 23, a grand jury in Louisville indicted one of the police detectives involved in the raid on Taylor’s apartment with wanton endangerment for firing blindly into her neighbors’ apartments. The two police officers who shot Taylor six times faced no charges.
One day after the indictment, on the September 24 edition of Newmax’s Stinchfield, the host said that “what no one will acknowledge about Taylor is that she made some awful choices along the way” and claimed that she would be alive today had she not chosen “an accused drug dealer as her boyfriend”: