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Protesters begin marching; ex-cop indicted; 2 others said to be 'justified' in use of force

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/09/23/breonna-taylor-announcement-grand-jury-louisvi...

 

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Protesters in Louisville and supporters across the U.S. have called for "justice for Breonna Taylor" for more than six months.

On Wednesday, a Kentucky grand jury indicted one of three police officers involved in the incident on charges of wanton endangerment for shooting a gun into a neighboring apartment. Former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison is facing three felony charges. Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove, two other officers involved, were not charged.

Taylor, a 26-year-old ER technician, was killed after officers used a search warrant at her apartment shortly before 1 a.m. on March 13, looking for drugs and cash as part of a larger narcotics investigation connected to her former boyfriend. She was shot six times. 

Here are the latest updates in the case:

  • A group gathered in Jefferson Square Park, the heart of the protests for the past 125 days, before the decision was announced. Protesters have since marched from downtown Louisville. Some have been arrested after police formed a line, stopping protesters, on Bardstown Road in the Highlands neighborhood. 
  • Attorney General Daniel Cameron said his investigation determined that Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove were justified in their actions and that they did announce themselves as police officers before the shooting.
  • Brett Hankison, who was fired in June, is facing three felony counts and bail was set at $15,000. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
  • The mayor of Louisville imposed a 72-hour curfew on Wednesday. Police have cut off access to downtown and set up barricades and fences around buildings. 
  • Six Louisville police officers – including the three who fired their weapons into Breonna Taylor's apartment – remain under internal investigation into whether officers broke department policies. 
  • Last week, the city of Louisville announced a $12 million settlement with Breonna Taylor's family, which included a host of police reforms. 

Two officers were justified in use of force, Kentucky attorney general says

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove, two of the three officers who fired their weapons the night Taylor was killed, were justified in their actions, which prevents prosecutors from pursuing criminal charges. 

Cameron said his investigation found the officers at Taylor's apartment knocked and announced that they were police officers before the shooting. That account was corroborated by an independent witness, he said. 

 

“In other words, the warrant was not served as a no-knock warrant," Cameron said about the controversial warrant.

Taylor was shot six times, Cameron said, and the FBI ballistics test determined the fatal round was fired by Cosgrove. The Kentucky State Police ballistic test wasn't able to determine who fired the fatal shot, he added. 

Cameron noted that an FBI investigation into potential violations of federal law was continuing.

Cameron said he'd spoken to Taylor's family and called this an "emotional, gut-wrenching case" and the loss of Taylor's life is a tragedy. 

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“In other words, the warrant was not served as a no-knock warrant," Cameron said about the controversial warrant."

 

And Taylors boy friend had a gun and was said to have fired the first shot.

 

I look for the another night like the crazies in Minneapolis did. Hope I am wrong but the protesters are already out.  Some businesses have bordered up their stores!

 

 

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Honored Social Butterfly

The refusal to prosecute all the cops involved was hardly unexpected from a Kentucky Government of racist Republicans (there is no other kind these days).

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To be clear, Ms Taylor was not under suspicion nor was her boyfriend. She was killed by an officer on the patio firing blindly through the glass door and curtains in violation of police department policy.  Ms Taylor's boyfriend opened fire as police officers battered down their door without announcing themselves (a no knock warrant). 

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The poster of this topic chooses to believe something that simply isn't true. If the police had knocked (and identified themselves), serious charged would have been placed on a certain person for shooting at them. The police interviewed him and upon his testimony that the police did not knock nor identified themselves, they released him and have never charged him with a crime.

 

The police were serving a 'No-Knock Warrant'.  Duh !!!!


Man learns from history that man learns nothing from history.
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@KidBoy2 wrote:

 

“In other words, the warrant was not served as a no-knock warrant," Cameron said about the controversial warrant."  And the police lied....the Right is down with that fact.....

 

And Taylors boy friend had a gun and was said to have fired the first shot.

 

I look for the (sic) another night like the crazies in Minneapolis did. No JUSTICE NO PEACE!!!  Hope I am wrong but the protesters are already out.  Some businesses have bordered up their stores!  GOOD!  So they should take care of the businesses.  Some day our government will treat ALL its' people with the respect and dignity they deserve!

 

NO JUSTICE; NO PEACE!!!

 

 


 


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