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FBI Arrests 4 Police Officers Charged with Federal Crimes Related to Death of Breonna Taylor

Four police officers were charged with federal crimes related to the death of Breonna Taylor.

US Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday announced the Justice Department is charging four current and former Louisville police officers in connection with the raid that killed Breonna Taylor.

The FBI arrested four police officers on Thursday – including a detective who was already cleared by a jury!

Taylor was killed during a knock and announce drug raid on March 13, 2020 during which her boyfriend shot at police and they returned fire. LMPD Sgt. Jon Mattingly was shot during the exchange and has now recovered.

In September 2020, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced there would be no charges filed against two of the Louisville police officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor, while the third was charged with “wanton endangerment.”

Detective Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of “wanton endangerment in the first degree” by a grand jury.

Wanton endangerment is a Class D felony, punishable by one to five years in prison.

A jury in March of this year found Hankison not guilty on all three counts of felony wanton endangerment.

Now Merrick Garland is going after Brett Hankison and three other Louisville police officers.

ABC News reported:

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday that the Department of Justice has filed charges against four former and current Louisville police officers in connection with the death of Breonna Taylor. The charges include civil rights offenses, unlawful conspiracies, unconstitutional use of force and obstruction offenses.

The Justice Department has had a pattern or practice investigation ongoing into the Louisville Police Department since April 2021.

The federal charges allege that police officers falsified the affidavit used to obtain the search warrant of Taylor’s home and that this act violated federal civil rights laws, resulting in her death. Former Louisville detective Kelly Goodlett and officer Joshua Jaynes have been charged with conspiracy for allegedly falsifying the affidavit for a search warrant, according to the justice department.

Charges have also been filed against Brett Hankison a former Louisville Metro Police officer who was involved in the death of Breonna Taylor. Hankison has been charged in a two-count indictment for deprivation of rights under color of law, both of which are civil rights offenses.

“We share, but we cannot fully imagine, the grief felt by Breanna Taylor’s loved ones and all of those affected by the events of March 13, 2020. Breonna Taylor should be alive today,” Garland said during Thursday’s press conference.

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READ 14 COMMENTS
  • G Kothe says:

    So the Jobama/Soros appointee that has no clue, is now using the federal government. When did we become a fascist nation? I know January 21, 2021.

  • Did it occur to any of her family or friends to say Hey, Brianna, this drug dealer boyfriend of yours could get you killed. If the answer is no, shame on them. If yes shame on her.

  • Tamirose170 says:

    I certainly hope the NEXT person arrested & charged is Lt. Michael Byrd – who shot Ashley Babbitt on January 6, 2021 “when he was in fear for his life” from a 100 lb, unarmed PEACEFUL person who has been seen, on video, numerous times brokering PEACE for both Police & Public Safety & then the various BAD Officers that pushed, trampled and beat Rosanne Boyland over the head repeatedly, as she laid unconscious on the ground at the US Capitol. Never forget our J6’ers and the true enemies as the US Capitol. https://www.newsweek.com/fact-check-there-new-footage-showing-police-beating-rioter-rosanne-boyland-1653492

  • D.T. Smith says:

    For those really interested in the facts of this case read 12 seconds in the dark by Sgt Joh Mattingly who was shot serving a warrant in this case. The shooter hid behind Breonna and shot Mattingly after refusing to open the door for 15 minutes while he called his mom and told her ” the police are at the door what should I do ” Merric Garland is a POS political operative for the CCP/DNC and this is political pot stirring prior to the Mid Term elections to get the black vote and further divide America. Vote the Communists out in November.

  • Russian says:

    Cops WERE DOING THEIR JOB.

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