George Clooney is the latest high-profile star to condemn a decision to charge just one of the police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.

26-year-old Taylor, who was a hospital worker, was shot eight times when three police officers stormed her home in Louisville, Kentucky, last March.

Kentucky native Clooney, said he was "ashamed" by the decision last Wednesday to charge Brett Hankison, not with Ms Taylor's death, but with "wanton endangerment", reports the BBC.

Breonna Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer, in front of a tribute to her late daughter 

In a statement, Clooney said he was "born and raised" in Kentucky and was brought up to know "what is right and what is wrong".

He said he had "cut tobacco on the farms of Kentucky", owned a home in the state and knew its "community" and "commonwealth".

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"The justice system I was raised to believe in holds people responsible for their actions," the former actor and director added.

"Her name was Breonna Taylor and she was shot to death in her bed by three white police officers, who will not be charged with any crime for her death."

Actors Viola Davis, Mira Sorvino, and Jeffrey Wright have already voiced their sadness and frustration with the decision.