One year later, Breonna Taylor's mother and advocates still want accountability for the police who killed her
Updated 1249 GMT (2049 HKT) March 13, 2021
Louisville, Kentucky (CNN)Tamika Palmer has been in the same battle for justice in Breonna Taylor's death for the last year.
Palmer said her daughter was killed senselessly by police and in her eyes no one is being held accountable for it.
Facing this reality makes her angry. But Palmer said she will never give up her fight to see the officers criminally charged.
"It can't end here," Palmer told CNN. "I'm still out here, I'm still doing what I need to do to get justice for Breonna to make sure that people do right by her."
Saturday will mark one year since 26-year-old Taylor was fatally shot during a botched police raid at her apartment. Her death sparked protests across the country and became central to the racial reckoning last summer with demonstrators demanding racial equality and police accountability. It also renewed conversations about police brutality against Black women who activists say are often overlooked and rarely get justice in their cases.
Palmer this week filed internal affairs complaints against six officers with the Professional Standards Unit of the Louisville Metro Police Department, according to the complaints provided to CNN by Palmer's attorney, Sam Aguiar.
In the complaints, Palmer alleges the behavior of four officers was "unacceptable, intolerable and contributing factors to Breonna's death and the deficient investigation thereafter."
In a statement to CNN, Aguiar said, "These internal affairs complaints were filed to get answers, explanations and accountability."
Since protests last year over Taylor's death, Louisville has passed Breonna's Law, which banned no-knock warrants, fired three of the officers involved in Taylor's death, and settled a historic $12 million lawsuit with Taylor's family that included an agreement for the city to institute police reforms. Last May, the FBI launched an investigation into Taylor's death. The city also hired embattled former Atlanta police chief Erika Shields -- who stepped down after Rayshard Brooks was killed by one of her officers last June -- to lead its police department earlier this year. Most recently, a Kentucky judge dismissed the charges against Kenneth Walker, the boyfriend of Taylor who was accused of firing one shot that struck an officer during the raid at Taylor's apartment.
Taylor's family and activists say the moves haven't been enough to heal the wounds caused by her death.