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DOJ Charges 4 Former and Current Louisville Cops over Breonna Taylor’s Killing

HeadlineAug 05, 2022

The Department of Justice has announced federal criminal charges against four former and current Louisville police officers over their roles in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. Her death in a hail of police gunfire in 2020 sparked protests across the United States and around the world under the banner Black Lives Matter. Former Louisville Metro Police detective Joshua Jaynes was taken into FBI custody Thursday morning and charged with obstruction and civil rights violations. Also charged were Louisville Police Sergeant Kyle Meany, officer Kelly Hanna Goodlett and former Louisville police detective Brett Hankison. This is the head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke.

Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke: “Breonna Taylor should have awakened in her home, as usual, on the morning of March 13th, 2020. Tragically, she did not. She was just 26 years old. As Attorney General Garland just stated, today’s indictments allege that Louisville Police Detective Joshua Jaynes and Sergeant Kyle Meany drafted and approved what they knew was a false affidavit to support a search warrant for Ms. Taylor’s home. That false affidavit set in motion events that led to Ms. Taylor’s death.”

After headlines, we’ll go to Louisville, Kentucky, for the latest on the charges against four officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s killing.

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