Hollywood Stars Outr-aged Over Grand Jury Judgement Of Files No Cha-rges In Breonna Taylor’s Incident
The results of a grand jury pr-obe into the loss of Bre-onna Taylor have been announced.
Former Louisville Metro Police Department officer Brett Hankison has been cha-rged with three counts of wa-nton enda-ngerment in the first de-gree — for f!ring into neighboring apartments the night Ta-ylor was k!lled.
No ch-arges were announced for Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly or Detective Myles Cosgrove, the other two officers involved — and the grand jury didn’t move forward with any cha-rges aga!nst all three of them for their role in Ta-ylor’s loss.
Hankison’s ba!l has been set at $15,000.
He had already been f!red for his role in the sh*oting, terminated for ac-tions which “displayed an extreme indifference to the value of human life” when he “wa-ntonly and blindly f!red ten rounds” from outside Taylor’s apartment.
During a press conference, attorney general Daniel Cameron said none of Hankison’s bu*lets str*ck the v!ctim.
Taylor, a 26-year-old Bla-ck EMT, was fa*ally sh*t by police in her own home in Louisville, Kentucky on March 13 — while officers were executing a wa*rant as part of a dr*g investigation.
While it was initially reported to be a “no-knock” wa*rant, on Wednesday, Cameron said that wasn’t the case.
Taylor’s ex-boyfriend Jamarcus Glover was the main subject of the investigation. The wa*rant authorized a search on Taylor’s apartment, where no dr*gs were found.
Her family has maintained she played no role in the so-called dr*g tra-de.
Police say they knocked on the door, announced themselves, and were met with gnf!re upon entering the apartment, citing Bre-onna’s boyfriend as the inst!gator.
Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker III, said police br*ke into the apartment unannounced, with Walker III f!ring at them in self-defe-nse. None of the police was wearing body cams.
Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove were previously placed on administrative reassignment. Cameron said they were justified in their use of fo-rce.
Louisville mayor Greg Fischer preemptively declared a state of emergency “due to the potential for civil unrest” ahead of the announcement.
Bre-onna’s k!lling became a focal point of the nationwide Bl-ack Lives Matter prot-ests aga!nst police br*tality and rac!al inju-stice in the wake of Flo-yd’s loss, who passed away after a white police officer kne-eled on his ne-ck for several minutes in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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