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World Only officer charged over Breonna Taylor's death pleads not guilty

05:16  29 september  2020
05:16  29 september  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

A police sergeant under investigation in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor sent an email to more than 1,000 police officers that referred to protesters as 'thugs'

  A police sergeant under investigation in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor sent an email to more than 1,000 police officers that referred to protesters as 'thugs' Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, one of the three officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, sent a lengthy email to his coworkers around 2 a.m on Tuesday calling protesters "thugs".Louisville Metro Police Department Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, along with Det. Bret Hankinson and Det. Myles Cosgrove, executed a no-knock search warrant at Taylor's home on the evening of March 19, firing more than 20 rounds into her apartment. Mattingly and Cosgrove have since been placed on administrative leave, and in June, Hankinson was fired by Louisville Chief of Police Robert Schroeder, Hankinson, he said, "displayed extreme indifference to the value of human life.

Emergency medicine worker Breonna Taylor was shot as officers stormed her Louisville home on 13 March. Last week a grand jury decided that no officer should face direct criminal charges over her death . The charges faced by Mr Hankison relate to shots fired into adjoining apartments during the

The lone Kentucky detective facing charges related to the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor pleaded not guilty Monday. Brett Hankison’s plea came five days after a grand jury indicted him on three counts of wanton endangerment for firing into the home of Taylor ’ s neighbours. If convicted, he could face up

The only officer charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor has pleaded not guilty.

a person posing for the camera: Brett Hankison has been charged with wanton endangerment Pic: Shelby County Detention Center © Other Brett Hankison has been charged with wanton endangerment Pic: Shelby County Detention Center

Brett Hankison's plea came five days after a grand jury indicted him on three counts of wanton endangerment for firing into the home of Ms Taylor's neighbours in Louisville, Kentucky.

The grand jury declined to charge him or the other two undercover narcotics officers who opened fire inside Ms Taylor's house on the night of 13 March with her shooting.

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Brett Hankison pleaded not guilty to endangering Breonna Taylor ' s neighbors by firing bullets into their home during the March 13 drug raid. The only Louisville, Kentucky, police officer indicted by a grand jury investigating the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor pleaded not guilty to three counts of

The death of Breonna Taylor , a Black medical worker who was shot and killed by Louisville police officers in March during a botched raid on her For months, Ms. Taylor ’ s family has pleaded for justice, pushing for criminal charges against the officers . Ms. Taylor ’ s case began to draw national

Hankison's lawyer asked that his client be allowed to keep firearms for self-defence. He said Hankison, who was fired in June, "has received a number of threats". The judge turned down the request.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Protests continued for days following the release of the grand jury report © Getty Protests continued for days following the release of the grand jury report

The decision not to charge the officers set off protests in Louisville and across the country. The city's mayor lifted a curfew on Monday that had been in place after many people refused to stop their night-time protests.

a man smiling for the camera: Breonna Taylor was a qualified emergency medical technician. Pic: Family © Getty Breonna Taylor was a qualified emergency medical technician. Pic: Family

Ms Taylor was shot multiple times after her boyfriend opened fire as officers entered her home during a narcotics raid, authorities said.

The boyfriend said he did not know who was coming in and fired in self-defence. One officer was wounded.

Police were actually searching for an ex-partner of Ms Taylor who did not live at the address and no drugs were found in the property.

A coroner's report said Ms Taylor was shot five times and died of multiple gunshot wounds.

A Timeline of What's Happened Since Breonna Taylor Was Killed by Police on March 13 .
The killing of Breonna Taylor in March has led to widespread Black Lives Matter demonstrations in the US and prompted the passage of "Breonna's Law" — local legislation in Louisville, KY, which bans no-knock warrants — as well as the hiring of a new interim Louisville police chief. On Sept. 23, outrage around the lack of justice in the case grew when Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron declined to press charges against any of the officers involved in her killing with her death. Instead, former detective Brett Hankison was indicted by a grand jury for three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree for firing 10 rounds into the apartment blindly.

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