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#Two more #Louisville police officers have been told they will be fired in the wake of the death of #Breonna #Taylor, whose image is seen in a memorial in #September.

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#Two more #Louisville police officers have been told they will be fired in the wake of the death of #Breonna #Taylor, whose image is seen in a memorial in #September.

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#Two police officers who were part of the raid that ended with the shooting and death of #Breonna #Taylor, a 26-year-old #Black woman, are reportedly being terminated by the #Louisville #Metro #Police #Department. The move comes nine months after #Taylor was killed in her apartment when police attempted to carry out a search.

#Attorneys for detectives #Myles #Cosgrove and #Joshua #Jaynes have confirmed to member station WFPL that both have been given pre-termination letters by #Chief #Yvette #Gentry.

“#We intend to show up to the pre-termination hearing on #Dec. 31 and we’re going to contest this action, although I’m not optimistic about #Interim #Chief #Gentry changing her decision,” said #Thomas #Clay, the lawyer for #Jaynes. NPR was unable to contact #Clay for comment.

#Jaynes was not at the raid. #He was responsible for obtaining the police warrant that led to the incident at #Taylor’s home.

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#Jaynes asked the court to issue a warrant, supporting his request by saying that police learned from a postal inspector that a drug suspect, #Taylor’s ex-boyfriend, had received packages at her address. #But he later acknowledged to investigators that he had not verified that information with a postal inspector.

“These are extreme violations of our policies, which endangered others,” #Chief #Gentry wrote in the pre-termination letter obtained by The #New #York #Times.

#Cosgrove was one of multiple police officers who fired shots that killed #Taylor. #His lawyer did not give a comment for WFPL.

#Tuesday’s firings come after detective #Brett #Hankison was terminated in #June.

#When reached for comment, #Louisville #Metro #Police #Department told NPR that they are unable to give or send information on any parts of the case until it is closed.



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