Kentucky wasted no time in activating the national guard as the decision in the Taylor case was announced.
— Blayne Alexander (@ReporterBlayne) September 23, 2020
Former Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) Officer Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree. Hankison’s bond was set at $15,000. Hankison was fired from the police force on June 23 for his role in the shooting death of Taylor.
Sgt Jonathan Mattingly and detective Myles Cosgrove, the other two officers who fired their weapons while trying to serve a search warrant on Taylor’s apartment in the early hours of March 13, were not charged.
The LMPD declared a state of emergency on Monday in preparation for the grand jury announcement and canceled officers’ vacation and planned leave “until further notice,” reports said.
Protesters unload shields from a U-haul truck as Louisville braces for riots. In case anyone had any doubt whether riots were planned or organized, here you go..
Protesters gathered in the streets of Louisville, KY Wednesday following the announcement of charges in the Breonna Taylor case. Former officer Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment for shooting into a neighboring apartment, not directly related to Taylor’s death. The other two officers were not charged. The Taylor family attorney called the decision “outrageous and offensive.”
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