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Wanton Endangerment Trial Begins for Ex-Cop in No-Knock Raid That Killed Breonna Taylor

HeadlineFeb 24, 2022

In Kentucky, opening arguments kicked off Wednesday in the trial of former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison, who fired 10 shots during a botched no-knock police raid that killed Breonna Taylor in her own home. Hankison is charged with wanton endangerment for hitting Taylor’s neighbor’s apartment during the raid. Prosecutors will have to convince a jury that Hankison acted with “extreme indifference” to life. This is Assistant Attorney General Barbara Whaley.

Assistant Attorney General Barbara Whaley: “And you will hear that his bullets went through apartment four into apartment three and nearly hit Cody Etherton as he was walking down the hallway into the dining room of his apartment to see what was going on with the banging.”

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