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Former detective pleads not guilty in Breonna Taylor case -media

epa08695078 A protestor sings at a memorial for Breonna Taylor in Jefferson Square Park in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, 24 September 2020. Police arrested over 100 across the city during unrest a night earlier after no police officers were indicted for the death of Breonna Taylor. A grand jury issued an indictment of three counts of wanton endangerment to former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison. Hankison was involved in the death of Breonna Taylor during a no knock police raid in Louisville on 13 March 2020. Two other officers involved were not charged. Two police officers were shot during protests on 23 September. EPA-EFE/Mark Lyons

Sept 28 (Reuters) - The only Louisville, Kentucky, police officer charged in connection to the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor pleaded not guilty to three counts of wanton endangerment at his arraignment on Monday, the Louisville Courier Journal reported.

Former detective Brett Hankison was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday for endangering Taylor’s neighbors with bullets he fired into an adjacent apartment during a March 13 drugs raid. The other two officers involved in Taylor’s shooting were not charged at all. (Reporting By Andrew Hay; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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  • Sara Gon says:

    Breonna Taylor was in the apartment with her boyfriend who is a drug trafficker. The police were looking for him. Despite having been issued with a “no knock” warrant, they knocked at the door and said they were police.
    Boyfriend grabbed a gun and started shooting. Breonna got caught in the crossfire.

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