Grand jury indicts Louisville cop in death of Breonna Taylor

by Jordyn Pair · Sep 23rd, 2020 1:54 pm
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Last Updated Sep 24th, 2020 at 11:34 am

A grand jury indicted former Louisville police officer Sgt. Brett Hankinson on Wednesday for three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree in the death of Breonna Taylor.

Taylor was shot and killed by cops during a non-knock raid on her home in March. She was at home with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, when Louisville cops raided the home, firing multiple shots. The officers were executing a search warrant for drugs or money related to Taylor's former boyfriend.

Cops said they fired shots after they were shot at as they went into the house. Walker's family have said that he fired shots because he believed someone was breaking into the house.

The grand jury did not criminally charge the other officers involved in the raid.

Louisville police have previously fired Hankison, who fired 10 shots blindly into Taylor's apartment and displayed "an extreme indifference to the value of human life," according to the police department. The other officers involved in the raid and the detective who requested the warrant were placed on administrative leave

? The city of Louisville agreed last week to pay $12 million to Taylor's family to settle the wrongful death lawsuit.


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