Protesters in Louisville and supporters across the U.S. have called for “justice for Breonna Taylor” for more than six months.
On Wednesday, a Kentucky grand jury indicted one of three police officers involved in the incident on charges of wanton endangerment for shooting a gun into a neighboring apartment. Former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison is facing three felony charges. Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove, two other officers involved, were not charged.
Taylor, a 26-year-old ER technician, was killed after officers used a search warrant at her apartment shortly before 1 a.m. on March 13, looking for drugs and cash as part of a larger narcotics investigation connected to her former boyfriend. She was shot six times.
Here are the latest updates in the case:
- A group gathered in Jefferson Square Park, the heart of the protests for the past 125 days before the decision was announced. Protesters have since marched from downtown Louisville. Some have been arrested after police formed a line, stopping protesters, on Bardstown Road in the Highlands neighborhood.
- Attorney General Daniel Cameron said his investigation determined that Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove were justified in their actions and that they did announce themselves as police officers before the shooting.
- Brett Hankison, who was fired in June, is facing three felony counts and bail was set at $15,000. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
- The mayor of Louisville imposed a 72-hour curfew on Wednesday. Police have cut off access to downtown and set up barricades and fences around buildings.
- Six Louisville police officers – including the three who fired their weapons into Breonna Taylor’s apartment – remain under internal investigation into whether officers broke department policies.
- Last week, the city of Louisville announced a $12 million settlement with Breonna Taylor’s family, which included a host of police reforms.
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