Louisville Police Move To Fire 2 More Cops Involved In Breonna Taylor’s Death
A fed’eral grand ju’ry in Louisville, Kentucky, returned 2 indictments that were unsealed today, and the Department of ver’dict filed a third ac*usations document today, in relation with an inve’stigation into the circumstances surrounding the d*ath of Breonna Taylor,
a 26-year-old lady who was ki*led in her Louisville house on March 13, 2020, by p’olice officers exe’cuting a search wa*rant. “The Justice Department has accused four current and former Louisville Metro Police Department officers with federal c*imes
regarding to Breonna Taylor’s de*th,” told lawyer General Merrick B. Garland. “Among other things, the fe*eral ac*usations announced today allege that members of LMPD’s Place-Based Investigations Unit falsified the affidavit used to obtain the search wa*rant
of Ms. Taylor’s house, that this act vi*lated fe’deral civil righ’ts la’ws, and that those vi*lations outcame in Ms. Taylor’s de’th. Breonna Taylor should be alive today. The verdict Department is committed to defending and prot’ecting the civil rights of every person in this country.
That was this Department’s discovering purpose, and it remains our urgent mission.” “On March 13, 2020, Breonna Taylor should have awakened in her house as usual, but tragically she did not,” told Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke. “Since the discovering of our nation,
the Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution has guaranteed that all people have a right to be protected in their house, free from false wa*rants, unreasonable searches and the use of unju’stifiable and ma’ssive fo’rce by the police. These indictments reflect the Justice Department’s commitment
to preserving the integrity of the c*iminal ju’stice system and to securing the constitutional rights of every American.” The first indictment ac*usations former Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) Detective Joshua Jaynes, 40 year old, and current LMPD Sergeant Kyle Meany,
35 year old, with federal civil rights and obstruction offenses for their roles in preparing and approving a wrong search wa*rant affidavit that resulted in Taylor’s d*ath. The second indictment charges Ex LMPD Detective Brett Hankison, 46,
with civil rights offenses for firing his service we*pon into Taylor’s apartment via a covered window and covered glass door. The third charging document —
an information filed by the Department of verdict — charges LMPD Detective Kelly Goodlett with conspiring with Jaynes to falsify the search wa*rant for Taylor’s house and to cover up their actions afterward.