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    https://nypost.com/2020/12/01/louisv...health-crisis/

    Louisville has declared racism a public health crisis in the wake of the police killing of Breonna Taylor in the Kentucky city.

    Mayor Greg Fischer made the declaration Tuesday by signing an executive order titled “Advancing Racial Equity for Black Louisville,” which calls for a focus on “the societal, physical and mental health impacts” on the black community.

    The move, which comes more than eight months after Taylor was shot dead during a botched police raid, also vows support for Kentucky state initiatives to increase police transparency and accountability, Fischer said in a briefing.

    “Breonna’s tragic death has made our city a focal point for America’s reckoning of racial justice,” Fischer said. “The last few months have been painful for us as a community and for many of us personally. The status quo is not working nor is it acceptable.”

    “As mayor and just as an American and a human being, racism sickens me,” he added.

    The order calls for the city to increase diversity in the ranks of the Louisville Metro Police Department, implement a focus on community policing, and the creation of an independent civilian review board.

    Louisville has been the focal point of Black Lives Matter protests since Taylor was killed on March 13 when police raided her apartment and opened fire.

    Three police officers involved in the raid were later cleared by a grand jury, with just one — since fired Detective Brett Hankison — charged with “wantonly” firing his weapon.

    Grand jurors in the case later questioned Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s presentation to the panel, saying they were never given the option of indicting the cops for directly causing Taylor’s death.

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    This pisses me off so much. Fucking racist POS idiots can't even let a memorial of this poor woman exist. This whole case just makes my blood boil.

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    Vandalized Breonna Taylor sculpture now missing


    A ceramic bust in memory of Breonna Taylor that was vandalized last weekend has now been stolen.

    The sculpture, installed less than two weeks ago outside downtown Latham Square in Oakland, California, was smashed and badly damaged Saturday by unknown vandals.

    Now it’s missing, WDRB-TV reported.

    “This proves that this was not a one-off event, a drunk racist, but a coordinated effort to undermine the Black Lives Matter movement,” sculptor Leo Carson, who created the bust, told the station. “We are not going away.”

    Carson launched a fundraising drive to repair the statue and bronze it after it was vandalized.

    The effort has so far raised more than $20,000.

    It is unclear how much it would cost to replace the sculpture.

    Taylor’s death became one of the most high-profile cases of police violence that helped spark global Black Lives Matter protests.

    The 26-year-old EMT was shot and killed by police in Louisville, Kentucky, during a botched drug raid on March 13.

    Police in Oakland are investigating the theft of the memorial.

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    https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/06/us/br...red/index.html

    Louisville Police Department fires two detectives involved in Breonna Taylor raid

    The Louisville Police Department fired two detectives connected to the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, according to copies of the officers' termination letters.

    Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room technician, was shot and killed by Louisville police officers in her apartment during a flawed forced-entry raid in the early morning hours of March 13, 2020.

    Detective Myles Cosgrove was fired Tuesday for use of deadly force for firing 16 rounds into Taylor's home and failing to activate his body camera, according to a copy of his termination letter.

    Detective Joshua Jaynes, who had written the search warrant for the raid on Taylor's home, was also fired Tuesday for "failing to complete a Search Warrant Operations Plan form" and being untruthful about verifying that Taylor's previous boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover, had been receiving packages at Taylor's home, according to a copy of his termination letter obtained by CNN.

    The detectives had received pre-termination letters last week, according to the attorneys for the men.

    Cosgrove and Jaynes can appeal the dismissal, which would prompt a review by the LMPD Merit Board and could ultimately lead to a public hearing.

    CNN has reached out to their attorneys as well as the Fraternal Order of Police.

    Taylor's death, along with that of other Black people at the hands of law enforcement, sparked a summer of protests calling for police reform.

    No officer who took part in the raid was charged for Taylor's actual killing. Only one of the three officers -- Brett Hankison -- was charged in connection with the shooting. In September, a grand jury charged Hankison with three counts of felony wanton endangerment for blindly firing 10 shots into Taylor's home. He pleaded not guilty.

    LMPD fired Hankison in June 2020.

    As a result of the grand jury's decision, Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer, asked the Kentucky Prosecutors Advisory Council to appoint an independent prosecutor to present the case of her daughter's death before a new grand jury. She said Attorney General Daniel Cameron's handling of the case "undermines the trust and integrity of the entire process."

    Cameron has said Cosgrove fired the fatal shot -- which he said was justified because Taylor's boyfriend fired at officers first.

    "At minimum, my daughter deserves, as do all aggrieved victims, a competent and capable prosecution team which is committed to properly investigating the case, evaluating the law from an unbiased lens, presenting the evidence and allowing the grand jurors to perform the functions guaranteed to them under the law," Palmer wrote in her request for relief.

    The advisory council declined to appoint a special prosecutor in December, saying they did not have the legal authority to do so, according to a report by CNN affiliate WDRB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
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    Louisville Police Department fires two detectives involved in Breonna Taylor raid
    Well, finally. Wonder where they’ll run to find another police dept to hire them. I’ll take the firings but we will never forget dude was charged for shooting at Breonna and missing.

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    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/kenneth...isses-charges/

    Judge permanently dismisses charges against Kenneth Walker, boyfriend of Breonna Taylor

    A judge has permanently dismissed charges against Kenneth Walker, the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, for allegedly shooting and wounding a police officer last year. Walker cannot be recharged for the crimes following the ruling.

    Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Olu Stevens on Monday granted local prosecutors' motion to dismiss the charges, CBS affiliate WLKY reported.

    Walker was initially charged with assault and attempted murder after he allegedly opened fire and wounded Louisville Metro Police Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly. Walker maintained he was unaware that police were conducting a raid on the home.

    Officers were looking for an ex-boyfriend of Taylor's and entered the apartment in search of illegal drugs on March 13, 2020. Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician with no criminal record, was fatally shot during the raid.

    Last May, the charges against Walker were dropped without prejudice — meaning he could face the same charges again. At the time, Jefferson Commonwealth Attorney Tom Wine cautioned that Walker's case could be presented before a grand jury a second time.

    Prosecutors moved to dismiss the charges last week. In a court filing, they said investigations "into this matter have concluded and no new information relevant to the charges against (Walker) in this matter has been brought to the Commonwealth's attention."

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    https://www.8newsnow.com/news/nation...-taunt-police/

    FRANKFORT, Ky (AP) — It could become a crime to taunt a police officer in Kentucky, under a bill that passed the state Senate on Thursday.

    The measure was filed months after Louisville, the state’s largest city, became the site of huge protests in the wake of the police killing of Breonna Taylor. The bill passed the Republican-dominated Senate 22-11 and now awaits House input.

    Under the legislation, anyone who “accosts, insults, taunts, or challenges a law enforcement officer with offensive or derisive words, or by gestures or other physical contact, that would have a direct tendency to provoke a violent response” would be guilty of a misdemeanor and face up to 90 days in jail and fines.

    The proposal also increases penalties for rioting. For instance, those charged with rioting would be required to be held for a minimum of 48 hours. Another provision would criminalize aiming “a light, a laser pointer, an activated horn or other noise-making device towards the head” of a first responder.

    Several Republican senators who voted against the bill shared concerns that some parts of it would violate First Amendment rights and strain the judicial system. Nevertheless, they signaled support for the bill if some parts of it were amended in the House.

    State Sen. Danny Carroll, a Republican who sponsored the bill, said he filed the proposal in response to last summer’s Louisville protests against police brutality and racial injustice. Demonstrations — some of which turned violent — were a frequent occurrence, as protesters called for charges to be brought against the officers involved in Taylor’s death. Many gathered peacefully in Jefferson Square Park in downtown Louisville for weeks. Dubbed “Injustice Square” by protesters, it became an impromptu hub during months of demonstrations.

    Taylor, a Black woman, was shot in her Louisville home multiple times by police during a botched drug raid. A grand jury indicted one officer on wanton endangerment charges in September for shooting into a neighbor’s apartment, but no officers were charged in connection with her death.

    Police had a no-knock warrant but said they knocked and announced their presence before entering Taylor’s apartment, a claim some witnesses have disputed. No drugs were found in Taylor’s apartment.

    Republicans hold supermajorities in both the House and Senate.

    Democratic lawmakers warned that the proposal could be used to unfairly target peaceful protesters. State Sen. Gerald Neal, a Democrat who represents Louisville, called the legislation “unnecessary” and “unreasonable.”

    “This is a hammer on my district,” Neil said. “I personally resent it. This is beneath this body.”

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    Hudspeth Blackburn is a corps member for the Associated Press/Report for America Statehouse News Initiative. Report for America is a nonprofit national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on undercovered issues.
    Hell No!!!

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    https://abc7.com/breonna-taylor-prot...sary/10415107/

    HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Clashes with police and vandalism were reported near a protest in Hollywood on Saturday marking the first anniversary of Breonna Taylor's death.

    As many as 200 demonstrators gathered at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street to call for justice for Taylor, who was fatally shot by police in her Louisville, Kentucky home one year ago, and whose death triggered nationwide protests. Video from the scene showed who police identified as protesters climbing onto a police car and helmeted officers taking up positions near Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street.

    There were also reports of vandalism in the area. The scene was cleared shortly before 1 a.m.

    The Los Angeles Police Department's Operations Center had few other details, according to Officer D. Orris. There were calls for backup but it appeared the LAPD Hollywood Station was covering the situation, he said.

    Multiple people were arrested, authorities said, but an exact number was not available. A few officers suffered minor injuries.

    Memorials to Taylor were held in Hollywood at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., one day after Kenneth Walker -- who was Taylor's boyfriend, and in the home when police raided it -- filed a federal lawsuit against the Louisville Metro Police Department, alleging his constitutional rights were violated during the botched raid, according to multiple reports.

    In a tweet Saturday, President Joe Biden tweeted, calling Taylor's death "a tragedy, a blow to her family, her community, and America.''

    He added, "As we continue to mourn her, we must press ahead to pass meaningful police reform in Congress. I remain committed to signing a landmark reform bill into law.''

    Taylor's family continued their call for justice as hundreds of demonstrators gathered in downtown Louisville on Saturday.

    "Eyes are on Louisville, Kentucky, today so let's show America what community looks like," said Taylor's aunt, Bianca Austin, who wore her niece's emergency medical technician jacket.

    Austin spoke from a stage set up in Jefferson Square Park, which became an impromptu hub for protesters during months of demonstrations last summer. Flanked by two hand-painted murals of Taylor, activists repeated calls to charge the police officers who killed the Black woman during a raid at her apartment.

    The crowd shouted Taylor's name and "No justice, no peace" as they gathered near an outdoor memorial that includes a mural, posters, artwork and other mementos honoring Taylor's life. Some organizers gave away food during the speeches.

    Taylor's front door was breached by Louisville officers as part of a drug raid in the early morning hours of March 13, 2020. Her boyfriend fired his gun once, saying later that he feared an intruder was entering the apartment. One officer was struck, and he and two other officers fired 32 shots into the apartment, striking Taylor five times.

    Taylor's death initially flew under the media radar, as the COVID-19 crisis shut down society, but George Floyd's death in Minnesota and the release of a chilling 911 call from Taylor's boyfriend in late May sparked interest in the case.

    A grand jury indicted one officer on wanton endangerment charges in September for shooting into a neighbor's apartment, but no officers were charged in connection with Taylor's death.

    Police had a no-knock warrant but said they knocked and announced their presence before entering Taylor's apartment, a claim some witnesses have disputed. No drugs were found in Taylor's apartment.

    An ongoing federal investigation could be wide ranging and is regarded by many as the last chance for justice for Taylor's death.

    The anniversary of Taylor's death comes as the trial gets underway in Minneapolis for Derek Chauvin, one of four officers charged in the death of George Floyd.

    Taylor and Floyd's deaths last year helped fuel nationwide protests. Their names are now both part of the rallying cry demanding social justice.

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    https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/...rants-76973519

    Kentucky limits no-knock warrants after Breonna Taylor death

    Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed a partial ban on no-knock warrants Friday after months of demonstrations set off by the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor in her home during a botched police raid last year.

    The law signed by the Democratic governor is not the total ban many protesters and some Democratic lawmakers had sought — a proposal that had been introduced as “Breonna's Law" — but it also doesn't prevent individual cities and towns from banning the warrants completely.

    The measure drew bipartisan support in the legislature, where Republicans hold veto-proof supermajorities in the House and Senate. The law only permits no-knock warrants if there is “clear and convincing evidence” that the crime being investigated "would qualify a person, if convicted, as a violent offender.”

    Taylor, a 26-year-old Louisville emergency medical technician studying to become a nurse, was shot multiple times in March 2020 after being roused from her bed by police. No drugs were found, and the warrant was later found to be flawed.

    “This is meaningful change,” Beshear said. “It will save lives, and it will move us in the right direction. I know more needs to be done. I know the fight is not over.”

    Members of the Taylor family stood behind the governor during the bill signing, at Louisville’s Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, shed tears as she accepted the pen the governor used to sign the measure.

    “While it's not the full legislation that they wanted in terms of a complete ban on no-knock warrants, they are satisfied that this is a start and a win in a deeply divided General Assembly," said the family's attorney, Lonita Baker.

    Baker added that the family looks forward to working with lawmakers on future legislation to further restrict the warrants and increase police accountability.

    “Breonna’s Law” would have banned all no-knock warrants, outlined penalties for officers who misuse body cameras and mandated drug and alcohol testing of officers involved in “deadly incidents.”

    Under the law that was passed, no-knock warrants must be executed between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. and officers are required to take additional steps to obtain warrants. Judges are also required to sign legibly when approving them and an EMT must now be nearby during execution of the warrant.

    In the Taylor case, a no-knock warrant was approved as part of a Louisville Metro Police Department narcotics investigation. Nonetheless, officers said they did knock and announce their presence before entering Taylor's apartment, though some witnesses have disputed that claim.

    In September, a grand jury indicted one of the officers on wanton endangerment charges for shooting into a neighbor’s apartment, but none was charged in connection with Taylor’s death. That was based in part on the presentation of Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who recommended no charges against the officers who shot into Taylor’s apartment.

    One of those officers, Myles Cosgrove, was fired. Federal ballistics experts said they believe the shot that killed Taylor came from Cosgrove. The police department also fired officer Joshua Jaynes, who secured the warrant.

    Virginia passed a ban on all no-knock warrants last year. The warrants are also not permitted in Florida and Oregon.
    Wait...Florida is on the cutting edge on this ahead of most of the blue states? Who knew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
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    Kentucky limits no-knock warrants after Breonna Taylor death



    Wait...Florida is on the cutting edge on this ahead of most of the blue states? Who knew.
    Although I'm happy that they're making changes, I would have much preferred they did this AND arrested her murderers.
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    The Louisville Police will get a DOJ investigation. This comes one week after the DOJ announced an investigation on the Minneapolis Police as a result of George Floyd's Death and the Derek Chauvin Verdicts.

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Three days after he announced an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a similar probe of the Louisville Metro Police Department.

    Garland announced Monday afternoon that his office plans to investigate Louisville’s Metro Government, as well as LMPD.

    “The investigation will assess whether LMPD engages in a pattern or practice of using unreasonable force ... (or) whether LMPD engages in discriminatory conduct on basis of race,” Garland said.

    Already under local scrutiny for the Explorer Program sex abuse scandal, the department was thrust into the national spotlight following the botched raid at Breonna Taylor’s apartment last year.

    Three LMPD officers fired their guns during the midnight raid that left the 26-year-old Taylor bleeding to death on the floor of her hallway.

    One officer was terminated and has been charged with wanton endangerment for firing into a neighboring apartment, but none of the officers was charged directly for Taylor’s death.

    And just this month, LMPD found itself in defense mode once again after cellphone video surfaced that showed six police officers taking a suspect into custody. A struggle eventually ensued, and after the officers took the handcuffed man to the ground, one of them was seen on the video punching him in the side of the face.


    Garland said the investigation also will “include a comprehensive review” of the department’s policies and training.

    “We will follow the facts and the law wherever they lead,” he said.

    Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer called a news conference shortly after Garland’s announcement. He and LMPD Chief Erika Shields, as well as Metro Council President David James and Jefferson County Mike O’Connell, all sounded upbeat about what the investigation could yield.

    “As someone who truly believes in police reform and doing things differently, I think it’s a good thing,” Shields said. “Police reform, quite honestly, is needed in near every agency across the country. If (we) are going to be one of the flagship departments for change, then bring it on. We’re going to deliver.”

    Garland said that if violations are found, “the Justice Department will aim to work with the city and the police department to arrive at a set of mutually agreeable steps that they can take” to prevent further violations.

    “The investigators will seek input from every corner of Louisville,” he said. “They will work with the community, with public officials and with law enforcement officers.”

    James said he thinks both officers and citizens want LMPD to be the best police department in America.


    “But I think there has to be some cultural change to take place in order for that to happen,” he said. “Having the federal government come and look at what we have going well and what we don’t have going so well is very important.”

    The city already has made some police reforms, including the discontinuation of no-knock warrants, as well as a new requirement that all officers be outfitted with body cameras, among others. The city also reached a $12 million settlement with Taylor’s family last year.

    “We commend those measures,” Garland said.

    Added Fischer: “I appreciate that the attorney general mentioned the reform steps that we have already taken here in Louisville. We know we have much more work to do.”

    Fischer also said similar federal reviews in Chicago and Baltimore took about 13 months to complete, but he intimated that it might not take as long since Louisville is a smaller city that boasts a smaller police department.

    Garland’s team is expected to review five years’ worth of policing in Louisville.

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    https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/15/us/my...eal/index.html

    Firing of Louisville detective who fatally shot Breonna Taylor is upheld after a board review

    A review board upheld the termination of the former police detective who fired the shot that killed Breonna Taylor last year in Louisville, Kentucky.
    The Louisville Metro Police Merit Board backed the decision to fire Myles Cosgrove by a 5-2 vote on Wednesday, a decision that arrived after several days of hearings.
    The Louisville Metro Police Department terminated Cosgrove in January for use of deadly force for firing 16 rounds into Taylor's home and failing to activate his body camera, according to a copy of his termination letter.

    Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said Cosgrove fired the shot that killed Taylor -- which Cameron said was justified because Taylor's boyfriend fired at officers first.

    Kenneth Walker II, Taylor's boyfriend, said he thought the officers were intruders and fired one shot when they broke down the door, prompting officers to return fire, riddling the apartment with bullets, according to his attorney.''An LMPD board notice of hearing states part of Cosgrove's hearings took place in November. The second half of his hearing took place this week.

    It was discovered in September 2020 that Cosgrove was raising money on the "Christian crowdfunding site" GiveSendGo to fund his retirement.

    "Myles' reputation has been completely dismantled and the psychological trauma is something that he will have to cope with for the rest of his life," the fundraiser description reads.
    Detective Joshua Jaynes, who wrote the search warrant for the raid, was fired at the same time as Cosgrove.

    The Louisville police union at the time called the firings "unjustified."

    "There is certainly no evidence in this case that policies and procedures of the LMPD were violated to the extent that warranted termination," the River City Fraternal Order of Police said in a statement. "Interim Chief (Yvette) Gentry not only made the wrong decision, but also sent an ominous message to every sworn officer of the Louisville Metro Police Department."

    Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room technician, was shot and killed by Louisville police officers in her apartment during a flawed forced-entry raid in the early hours of March 13, 2020. Her death, along with that of other Black people at the hands of law enforcement, sparked a summer of protests calling for police reform.

    No officer who took part in the raid was charged for Taylor's killing.

    Only one of the three officers -- Brett Hankison -- was charged in connection with the shooting. The LMPD fired Hankison in June 2020, and in September 2020, a grand jury charged Hankison with three counts of felony wanton endangerment for blindly firing 10 shots into Taylor's home. He pleaded not guilty. Hankison is expected to stand trial in 2022.

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    Fundraising for his retirement? Don't they already get a pension? What a slap in the face to Breonna's family. "Trauma of what happened that day to HIM". Fuck. You.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    Fundraising for his retirement? Don't they already get a pension? What a slap in the face to Breonna's family. "Trauma of what happened that day to HIM". Fuck. You.
    He probably lost it when he got terminated. Just another reason why these assholes need to stop killing innocent people. If you don't want to lose your retirement, then do your job correctly and stop being total dickwads!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    He probably lost it when he got terminated. Just another reason why these assholes need to stop killing innocent people. If you don't want to lose your retirement, then do your job correctly and stop being total dickwads!
    I honestly don't think he did. Even the cops that killed Kelly Thomas kept their pensions. These assholes are fully covered by the Union and it's sickening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    I honestly don't think he did. Even the cops that killed Kelly Thomas kept their pensions. These assholes are fully covered by the Union and it's sickening.
    It can be a negotiated thing... I'll resign quietly and you let me keep my pension, or I'll make you fire me for cause and you strip my pension. Or, the pension can be vested to the point that you can only freeze it while I'm in jail... https://felonyfriendlyjobs.org/do-fe...s%20membership.
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    Four current, former Louisville police officers federally charged in Breonna Taylor's death

    Four current and former Louisville police officers involved in the deadly raid on Breonna Taylor's home -- including detectives who worked on the search warrant and the ex-officer accused of firing blindly into her home -- were arrested and charged Thursday with civil rights violations and other counts, Attorney General Merrick Garland said.

    The charges mark the first federal counts leveled against any of the officers involved in the botched 2020 raid. In addition to civil rights offenses, federal authorities charged the four with unlawful conspiracies, unconstitutional use of force and obstruction, Garland said.

    Joshua Jaynes, Kelly Goodlett and Kyle Meany were charged with submitting a false affidavit to search Taylor's home ahead of the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department's March 2020 raid, and then working together to create a "false cover story in an attempt to escape responsibility for their roles in preparing the warrant affidavit that contained false information," according to court documents.

    They are also accused of conspiring after the shooting to cover up that the warrant was based on false information, as well as making false statements in interviews with criminal investigators.

    "We allege that Ms. Taylor's Fourth Amendment rights were violated when defendants Joshua Jaynes, Kyle Meany and Kelly Goodlett sought a warrant to search Ms. Taylor's home knowing the officers lacked probable cause for the search," the attorney general said.

    The affidavit falsely claimed officers had verified that the target of their drug trafficking investigation had received packages at Taylor's address, but Jaynes and Goodlett knew that was not true, Garland said.

    "We further allege that defendants Jaynes and Meany knew the search warrant would be carried out by armed LMPD officers and that conducting that search could create a dangerous situation for anyone who happened to be in Ms. Taylor's home," he said.

    Jaynes, appearing virtually from a detention facility wearing shorts and a polo shirt, entered a not guilty plea to the charges. Prosecutors are not requesting that he be detained pending trial. But they ask that he be prohibited from contacting any possible witnesses or defendants in the case.

    Brett Hankison, who fired 10 shots into Taylor's home and was acquitted on state wanton endangerment charges earlier this year, was indicted on two federal counts of deprivation of rights under color of law. Hankison's attorney declined to comment. Only Hankison was charged at the state level.

    Goodlett and Jaynes met in a garage weeks after the botched raid and conspired to relay false information to investigators, the attorney general alleged.

    Officers who carried out the search warrant were not involved in the drafting of the warrant and were unaware it contained false information, the attorney general said.

    Hankison was on scene when the search warrant was executed and is accused of willfully using unconstitutionally excessive force.

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    It is. This is a win for democracy.

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    https://abcnews.go.com/US/detective-...ry?id=88306886

    Former detective charged in Breonna Taylor case to plead guilty

    Former Louisville detective Kelly Goodlett will plead guilty to one count of conspiring to violate the civil rights of Breonna Taylor .

    Goodlett confirmed the plea with her attorney during an online court hearing Friday.

    Taylor was fatally gunned down when Louisville, Kentucky, police officers executed a ?no-knock? search warrant on her home shortly after midnight on March 13, 2020.

    Taylor?s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, said he thought they were intruders and shot at the officers, who returned fire with more than 25 bullets, killing Taylor.

    Goodlett, who was not present during the incident, is being charged for her role in helping falsify an affidavit for the search into Taylor's apartment.

    "Among other things, the affidavit falsely claimed that officers had verified that the target of the alleged drug trafficking operation had received packages at Ms. Taylor's address. In fact, defendants Jaynes and Goodlett knew that was not true," Garland said during a press conference.

    Garland also alleged that Jaynes and Goodlett knew armed officers would be carrying out the raid at Taylor's home, and that conducting the search could create "a dangerous situation for anyone who happened to be in Ms. Taylor's home."

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