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1 of 3 Officers Indicted in Breonna Taylor Shooting


What Happened:

  • 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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