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US News Death of Breonna Taylor: a police officer charged, but not for homicide

03:20  24 september  2020
03:20  24 september  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

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Louisville police fatally shot Breonna Taylor , a 26-year-old Black woman, while they carried out a “no-knock” search warrant at her apartment in In his extensive comments, Cameron depicted Taylor ’s death , which became a rallying cry for demonstrators across the country, as tragic but not a crime.

Police officer Brett Hankison indicted on endangerment charges but not over Taylor ’s death .

Breonna Taylor, Kentucky, Etats-Unis © Provided by Le Point Breonna Taylor, Kentucky, United States

Six months after the death of the African American Breonna Taylor , a white police officer , Brett Hankison, was charged Wednesday, September 23 in Louisville, Ky. He is one of the three agents involved. He is being prosecuted for endangering the lives of others, a criminal charge below that of homicide. He was fired from the police in June. He was to be taken into custody and his bail was set at $ 15,000.

Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old nurse, was killed in the middle of the night at her home on March 13 when the three police officers arrived there with a so-called "no knock" arrest warrant, which allows them to enter at a suspect without announcing himself. When they arrived, his companion opened fire with a legally owned weapon. The officers retaliated and Breonna Taylor was shot several times. His companion then explained that he believed in a burglary, the agents not having announced themselves. They claim to have presented themselves before entering, a version corroborated by a witness, according to state prosecutor Daniel Cameron.

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Brett Hankison faces charges of reckless endangerment for firing into an adjoining apartment, but none for Taylor 's death . A Louisville grand jury has indicted one of the three officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor on three counts of wanton endangerment for firing into a neighboring apartment.

The agent fired ten bullets, several of which ended their course in the apartment next to that of Breonna Taylor, "putting three people (present) in this apartment in serious danger of physical injury or death", explained Daniel Cameron . His two colleagues, Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove, who had been laid off, were dismissed because they had fired in self-defense. "Under Kentucky law, the use of force (by officers) Mattingly and Cosgrove was justified to protect themselves. This justification prevents us from prosecuting them for the death of Breonna Taylor," the prosecutor said.

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A decision "scandalous and insulting"

The lawyer for the family of the young woman, Ben Crump, denounced on Twitter a decision "scandalous and insulting". The ex-policeman "was indicted on three life-threatening charges. These three charges are for bullets that ended up in other apartments but NOTHING for what happened" to Breonna Taylor, said he wrote. This decision is "a gross denial of justice," commented the Association for the Defense of the Rights of Colored Minorities NAACP. The powerful civil rights organization ACLU has denounced "a maintenance of order and a criminal justice system rotten to the bone".

African-American Breonna Taylor dies. A court decision revives the anger

 African-American Breonna Taylor dies. A court decision revives the anger © Brandon Bell / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP Protests spontaneously erupted in several cities of the country, shaken for months by a wave of anti-racist mobilizations, in particular in New York, Boston or even Philadelphia. Protesters spontaneously took to the streets of several American cities after the indirect indictment of only one of the three police officers involved in the shooting that killed an African-American, Breonna Taylor.

A Kentucky grand jury indicted Detective Brett Hankison, one of the three police officers involved in The grand jury’s decision means that none of the three officers involved were charged with any form of homicide . Instead, the charge of “wanton endangerment” indicates recklessness but not an intent to kill and “This justification bars us from pursuing criminal charges in Ms. Breonna Taylor ’s death .”

Walker was charged with attempted murder of a police officer , but prosecutors later dropped the charge . The release in late May of a 911 call by Taylor ’s boyfriend marked the beginning of days of protests in Louisville, fueled by her shooting and the violent death of George Floyd while in police

His death didn't attract much attention at first, but it has come back to the forefront as part of the major anti-racist protests that have swept the United States since the death of George Floyd, a black forty-something. suffocated by a white policeman in Minneapolis in late May. Since then, demonstrators in Louisville have regularly denounced police brutality against the black minority.

An important security device was in place Wednesday in the city center for fear of demonstrations that could degenerate. The municipality, which called on the population to calm, declared a state of emergency and blocked access to the court, which was protected by plywood. "I know that these charges announced today will not satisfy everyone," admitted prosecutor Cameron, admitting to having had "a difficult discussion" with the family of Breonna Taylor. He called on those demonstrating in the streets "to remember that peaceful marches" were their "right as an American citizen, to cause violence and destruction" were not. "Seeking justice through violence is not to deliver justice, it is revenge," he said.

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