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Louisville Police Chief Moves to Fire Officer Who Shot and Killed Breonna Taylor

HeadlineJun 22, 2020

In Kentucky, Louisville’s police chief said Friday he will fire Detective Brett Hankison — more than three months after he shot Breonna Taylor to death inside her own apartment in March. Officers Jon Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove were also involved in Breonna Taylor’s killing and have remained on the force, as well. Before killing Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room technician, Brett Hankison was accused of multiple sexual assaults. In at least two cases, he preyed on young women after they had been drinking, offering to give them rides home before allegedly assaulting them.

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