Former Louisville Detective Brett Hankison has been indicted for three counts of wanton endangerment for his role in the March 13 Breonna Taylor shooting. His bond is set at $15,000 cash.
Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove were NOT indicted by the grand jury.
Kentucky AG Cameron: “According to Kentucky law, the use of force by Mattingly and Cosgrove was justified to protect themselves. This justification bars us from pursuing criminal charges in Ms. Breonna Taylor’s death.” pic.twitter.com/UsIJJ4QT3l
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 23, 2020
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 brutal killing of Breonna sparked a national outrage, and protest all over the world have erupt in hopes of getting justice for Breonna.