Cameron Charged An Officer In Death of Breonna Taylor In Kentucky, Jury Indicted On Three Counts

LOUISVILLE, KY—an emergency room technician Breonna Taylor’s murder indicted. Taylor did not have a criminal record.

Brett Hankison, the former Louisville police officer who allegedly fatally shot Breonna Taylor, was indicted by a grand jury on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree.

Two other officers involved in the March shooting — Sgt. John Mattingly and Det. Myles Cosgrove — were not charged following months of investigations  of all the officers.
 
The former police officer Hankison was fired after Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert Schroeder said he violated standard operating procedure for use of deadly force and obedience to rules and regulations the night of Breonna Taylor’s death.
 
The long-awaited findings of a grand jury probe into the fatal police shooting were to be announced by Kentucky’s Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R-Kentucky)  Wednesday afternoon.
Demonstrators at makeshift memorial to Taylor in downtown Louisville called for Cameron to step down after the charges were announced in court and the former’s detective’s bond was set at $15,000.
 
The Grand Jury indicted the officer more than  six months after Taylor, a 26-year-old Black EMT and aspiring nurse, was shot to death without cause by the Louisville police officers in her home.  The bullets most likely was from the charging officers gun–that lead to the indictment of one single officer and not all three. The officers broke down the door to her apartment while executing a late-night, “no-knock” warrant in a narcotics investigation on March 13.
 
The family of Taylor, wants the truth and charges for all officers involved in the death of their loved one.  One of the officers stated through their attorney, that he was following orders.  
 
The indictment of an officer involved in a murder rarely ends in an indictment, but in this case it has.  The conviction will be a major battle for Kentucky’s Attorney General Cameron. But the indictment and evidence is overwhelming according to the charging documents.
 
“Taylor’s family filed a lawsuit against the officers involved in the shooting on April 27. On September 15, the city of Louisville announced a $12 million settlement with Taylor’s family last week — the largest sum paid by the city for a police misconduct case.”
 

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