🇺🇸

Kentucky officer fired over Breonna Taylor death

Video Credit: Reuters Studio
Published on June 24, 2020 - Duration: 01:31s

Kentucky officer fired over Breonna Taylor death

One of three officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman killed in a hail of gunfire when drug investigators burst into her home in Louisville, Kentucky, three months ago was dismissed from the police department on Tuesday.

Ryan Brooks reports.

Advertisement

Kentucky officer fired over Breonna Taylor death

A Louisville, Kentucky police officer was fired over the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor on Tuesday (June 23).

Detective Brett Hankison was one of three officers involved in Taylor's death.

She was killed in a hail of gunfire when drug investigators burst into her home three months ago.

Taylor's death returned to prominence after the May 25th death of George Floyd while he was in police custody.

Nationwide protests against police brutality and racism have rallied around both of their names.

Taylor was a 26-year-old emergency medical technician and officers entered her apartment bearing a 'no-knock' arrest warrant.

In a termination notice, Louisville's police chief wrote Hankison quote 'displayed an extreme indifference to the value of human life' when he fired ten rounds into Taylor's home.

The chief also said the gunshots were fired through a door and window that obscured Hankison's line of sight, which prevented him from knowing whether anyone was inside, let alone whether they posed a threat.

Some of the rounds Hankison fired flew into the unit next door.

Immediately after Taylor's killing, police said her boyfriend Kenneth Walker fired on officers after they knocked on the door then forced entry.

Local media said one officer was struck in the leg before all three returned fire.

Walker was charged with attempted murder and assault, but the Louisville Courier-Journal said the charges were later dropped.

Two other officers involved remain on administrative reassignment, and no criminal charges have been fired against any of the three.

You are here


💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Shooting of Breonna Taylor

2020 police killing of a woman in Louisville, Kentucky
Most of the people arrested on the fourth night of protests since the grand jury decision were from Louisville, according to police.
 
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 27 minutes ago

There's only one thing to do now that the we know the outcome of the Breonna Taylor case: 'Don't boo. Vote.'
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 6 hours ago

Breonna Taylor's death has catapulted Louisville into the national spotlight and made its police force a focal point of the cry for racial justice.
 
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 6 hours ago

The crime scene left behind after Breonna Taylor was shot and killed in her own apartment was a show of chaos ... so it seems from the first body cam footage..
Credit: TMZ.com - Published 15 hours ago


Louisville, Kentucky

City in Kentucky
Protesters are demonstrating for the fourth straight day in Louisville, Kentucky, following the decision to not directly charge any police officers in Breonna..
Credit: CBS News - Published 15 hours ago

State and local officials have planned ahead, expecting this weekend's round of protests to continue to intensify.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 23 hours ago


Kentucky

State in the southeastern United States
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican majority leader, has already vowed that the Senate will vote on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee by..
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 15 hours ago

Why wasn't Brett Hankison charged with endangering Breonna Taylor? Did the grand jury even vote on homicide charges? A look at unanswered questions.
 
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 21 hours ago

Viral posts on Facebook falsely suggest that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's wife is a niece or granddaughter of the powerful senator.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 23 hours ago

Related news from verified sources

The appeal argues that Hankison should not have been fired before the Kentucky Attorney General's Office, the FBI, and the Kentucky State Police had completed...
on June 26, 2020 • CBS News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The outcry has reverberated for weeks online and at demonstrations nationwide: Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor. But three...
on June 25, 2020 • Seattle Times

Lawmakers in Louisville, Kentucky have voted to ban no-knock warrants in the wake of Breonna Taylor's death. It was one of these warrants that allowed three...
on June 12, 2020 • CBS News

Related videos from verified sources

Man shot and killed at US protest against Breonna Taylor’s death 01:06
Video credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO - Published on June 28, 2020 

Annapolis mural honors Breonna Taylor 02:45
Video credit: ABC 2 News WMAR - Published on June 26, 2020 

Jada Pinkett Smith, Common Call For Justice During Breonna Taylor Rally 02:13
Video credit: ETCanada - Published on June 26, 2020 

You might like