US: Feds charge 4 police officers in fatal Breonna Taylor raid

Clinical employee was fired to fatality by polices throughout search of her residence

United States district attorneys on Thursday billed 4 existing and also previous Louisville, Kentucky, law enforcement agent for their functions in the 2020 deadly capturing of Breonna Taylor, a Black lady that was fired in her residence in an instance that shook the USA.

United States Chief Law Officer Merrick Garland on Thursday stated that 3 of the policemans, Kyle Meany, Joshua Jaynes and also Kelly Goodlett were billed with intentionally making use of incorrect info to acquire the search warrant that authorized the search of Taylor’s residence that caused the messed up raid that eliminated her.

A 4th policeman, previous Investigator Brett Hankinson, was billed with civil liberties offenses for apparently making use of too much pressure, Garland stated.

The fatality of Taylor, a 26-year-old lifesaver that was unarmed, was one in a triad of instances that sustained a summertime of objections versus racial oppression and also authorities physical violence 2 years back, when the nation was reeling from the still-new COVID-19 pandemic.

” Breonna Taylor must live today,” Garland informed a press conference.

Louisville authorities were exploring declared medicine trafficking when they damaged down the door of Taylor’s residence, leading her sweetheart, that was lugging a legitimately had weapon, to contend the policemans, that reacted by shooting 22 shots right into the home, eliminating Taylor, district attorneys stated.

Hankinson in March was acquitted by a Kentucky court of jeopardizing Taylor’s neighbors when the bullets he terminated throughout the raid struck an adjoining home.

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