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Judge Declares Mistrial for Officer Who Shot into Breonna Taylor’s Home During Deadly Raid

HeadlineNov 17, 2023

In Kentucky, a judge declared a mistrial in the federal civil rights trial of the ex-Louisville police officer who fired his gun during the deadly 2020 raid on Breonna Taylor’s home. The jury deadlocked over whether to convict Brett Hankison, who was charged with using excessive force and violating the rights of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor, her partner and Taylor’s next door neighbors, where some of the officer’s stray bullets ended up. Hankison faced a maximum sentence of life in prison. He was acquitted last year on three state counts of endangering Taylor’s neighbors. Federal prosecutors will now have to decide whether to hold a retrial.

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