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Four cops Charged in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor

Four former and current Louisville, Kentucky, Metro Police Department officers were charged on Thursday in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that his office has filed federal charges.

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Four former and current Louisville, Kentucky, Metro Police Department officers were charged on Thursday in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that his office has filed federal charges.

The U.S. Department of Justice has just taken an important step in its investigation into the police raid that killed Breonna Taylor by accusing some of the officers involved in both the incident itself and the actions that preceded it.

Four former and present Lousiville police officers were charged on Thursday by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland. Charges include civil rights violations, illegal plots, and the unlawful use of force, among other things.

Former detective Brett Hankison is accused of using “willfully unconstitutionally disproportionate force” when he shot Taylor’s apartment with his service weapon through a covered window and covered glass door.

Ex-Detective Joshua Jaynes, Detective Kelly Goodlett, and Sergeant Kyle Meany were accused with submitting a bogus affidavit to search Breonna’s residence and then creating a “false cover story” to avoid culpability.

Back in March 2020, police officers forced their way into Breonna’s apartment and shot and killed the emergency room worker.

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Hankison was once charged in connection with Breonna’s death, but those accusations were eventually dismissed.


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