LPD fires 2 detectives in connection with the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor

by Jenny Mount · Jan 6th, 2021 5:56 pm
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Last Updated Jan 7th, 2021 at 11:46 am

Two detectives connected to the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor have officially been fired by the Louisville Police Department.

Detective Myles Cosgrove's termination letter said that he was fired for use of deadly force when firing 16 rounds into Taylor's home and failing to activate his body camera.

Detective Joshua Jaynes was fired for "failing to complete a Search Warrant Operations Plan form." Jaynes was also dishonest about verifying that Taylor's previous boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover, had been receiving packages at her residence.

Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer, has asked that an independent prosecutor be appointed to present her daughter's case because, according to Palmer, Attorney General Daniel Cameron's handling of the case "undermines the trust and integrity of the entire process."

Cameron has justified Cosgrove's fatal shot to Taylor because Taylor's boyfriend first fired at the officers.

"At minimum, my daughter deserves, as do all aggrieved victims, a competent and capable prosecution team which is committed to properly investigating the case, evaluating the law from an unbiased lens, presenting the evidence and allowing the grand jurors to perform the functions guaranteed to them under the law," Palmer said.


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