1 of 3 Officers Indicted in Breonna Taylor Shooting
After over 6 months of investigation by a grand jury, on Wednesday, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced that 1 of the 3 officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor will be indicted on criminal charges. The other two officers were not indicted.
The former Louisville officer, named Brett Hankison, will be charged with three counts of wanton endangerment of the first degree but is not charged with her death.
Ben Crump, attorney for the family of Breonna Taylor, tweeted this is "not fully what we wanted" but, "this brings us closer to justice."
In preparation for potential unrest because of the decision, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Interim Police Chief Robert Schroeder have closed all government buildings and imposed a 72 hour county-wide curfew of 9 PM.
The case has drawn such widespread notoriety that other cities across the nation are also on alert and preparing for potential unrest, including Atlanta, Little Rock, and Knoxville.
Taylor, an EMT, was shot and killed by police in her apartment six months ago following the execution of a no-knock search warrant.
Her death is one of the many that have led to widespread protests throughout the nation against police brutality and systemic racism.
Since the shooting, Louisville's mayor has banned no-knock search warrants.
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