Posted May 11, 2018 09:53:51 A woman has died after a police officer fired her in the chest while searching her apartment in South Brisbane’s North Beach.
Police said the shooting was captured on a security camera and is under investigation.
It is understood a 28-year-old woman was found suffering from life-threatening injuries in her North Beach apartment on Tuesday.
Police say the officer involved is the wingman of the Innocent Project, an organisation working to bring victims of human trafficking to justice.
The victim, who was not identified, was taken to a local hospital but died there on Wednesday.
Police would not confirm what caused the woman’s death.
The Innocents Project was established in 2005 and is run by police, prosecutors and the court system.
It was set up to help identify and rescue victims of trafficking and sex trafficking.
Ms Taylor said the investigation into the shooting of Ms Taylor had been completed.
“We are looking into that and we are in the process of putting together the facts to get that in,” she said.
“It is a sad, sad day for the community and we will do whatever we can to support her family and friends.”
The Innos said they would work with police to ensure Ms Taylor’s family received the support they needed.
“The Innos will work with any of our legal team who has information, to support Ms Taylor and her family,” the group said in a statement.
“Our hearts go out to her family at this difficult time.”
Ms Taylor has been a victim of human traffickers before and said she had never felt unsafe before.
“I’ve had a lot of people try to take advantage of me, take advantage [of] the fact that I was black, I’m not as beautiful as other people,” she told the ABC.
“So it’s just been an adjustment, but I feel so much more safe now.”