A Black Live Matters supporter protests to commemorate what would have been the Breonna Taylor's 27th birthday in Hollywood, California on June 5, 2020. - Breonna Taylor, a black woman, medical worker, was shot dead by Louisville, Kentucky police when they stormed her home March 13, 2020 as part of a drug investigation. For eight days protests have taken place across the U.S. to decry police brutality and condemn the deaths of unarmed black Americans at the hands of police following the release of a video show the police encounter with George Floyd in Minneapolis which lead to his death. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

An Officer Has Been Fired For The Killing Of Breonna Taylor

One of the three cops involved in Breonna Taylor’s killing has been fired, the Lousiville Mayor announced on Friday.

Brett Hankison has been fired, yet the Kentucky Attorney General is still deciding whether or not to bring charges.  The other two cops involved, Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cosgrave have not been fired, according to reports.

The Mayor hasn’t let the people know why Hankison had been fired over the other two. “Unfortunately, due to a provision in state law that I would very much like to see changed, both the chief and I are precluded from talking about what brought us to this moment or even the timing of this decision,'” he said at a Friday press conference.

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Back on March 13, Louisville police were executing a search warrant to enter then 26-year-old, Breonna Taylor’s home, however, the police were searching in the wrong home. Under the circumstances of the investigation, the judge permitted the police to enter “without identifying themselves.” When they entered Breonna’s home, her boyfriend thought an intruder was breaking in, and fired the first shot which caused police to shoot several shots, killing Breonna. The police had the wrong home, tragically killing Breonna unjustly. 

The brutual killing of Breonna sparked a national outrage, and protest all over the world have erupt in hopes of getting justice for Breonna.


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