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Breonna Taylor shooting: Louisville police move to fire 2 officers


The #Louisville #Metro #Police #Department on #Tuesday notified two detectives connected to the police shooting of #Breonna #Taylor that they would be fired, the #Courier-Journal reports.

#Why it matters: #If fired, they would be the latest officers held accountable in the shooting that set off weeks of protests in the city and inspired nationwide demonstrations.

#Context: #Taylor was shot dead by police on #March 13 when LMPD officers conducting a narcotics investigation barged into the 26-year-old’s home in plain-clothes to serve a “no-knock” warrant.

  • #Police exchanged fire with #Taylor’s boyfriend, who said he fired believing the home was being broken into.
  • #Protests over #Taylor’s death erupted in #Louisville in #May following the police killing of #George #Floyd in #Minnesota. The #Louisville #Metro #Council has since banned no-knock warrants.
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The big picture: #Detective #Joshua #Jaynes received a pretermination letter #Tuesday from interim #Chief #Yvette #Gentry after an internal investigation found he had violated department procedures while preparing the no-knock search warrant for #Taylor’s apartment, according to the #Courier-Journal.

  • #Detective #Myles #Cosgrove, who the FBI concluded fired the shot that killed #Taylor, also received a pretermination letter.
  • A grand jury in #September indicted detective #Brett #Hankison on three counts of wanton endangerment for firing shots blindly into neighboring apartments while entering #Taylor’s home.

#Of note: #Jaynes and his lawyer have a closed hearing with interim #Chief #Gentry staff #Thursday morning to convince the chief that his firing is unwarranted.



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