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Crime Federal Courthouse Bracing for Charging Decision in Police Shooting of Breonna Taylor

22:01  21 september  2020
22:01  21 september  2020 Source:   lawandcrime.com

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Federal Courthouse Bracing for Charging Decision in Police Shooting of Breonna Taylor . Taylor was shot and killed March 13 when Louisville police executed a no-knock warrant at her apartment. Officers opened fire, they said, after Taylor ’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker shot at them.

With a decision on whether or not to charge the police officers involved in Breonna Taylor 's killing anticipated this week, some federal buildings have been boarded up and in-person The federal courthouse downtown and the offices attached to the courthouse have had the windows boarded up.

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When will state prosecutors in Kentucky make a decision about the shooting death of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor? The office of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R) is keeping mum, but officials are ramping up security at the federal courthouse in Louisville. The Gene Snyder U.S. Courthouse and Custom House announced on Friday that it will be closed all week, starting Monday, according to WLKY. The first floor windows were boarded up.

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A Louisville judge ordered the federal courthouse to close as officials are expected to announce a decision in Breonna Taylor investigation. reported, and is slated to announce the charges against the Louisville police officers who were involved in Taylor 's shooting once a decision is confirmed.

Breonna Taylor , a 26-year-old African-American emergency medical technician, was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison

U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman also asked that the Department of Homeland Security give more protection to four federal buildings in downtown Louisville amid nearby protests for racial justice, according to The Louisville Courier Journal.

The Federal Protective Service, an arm of the Department of Homeland Security, is sending more resources, but a spokesman downplayed the move.

“I can’t foretell the future, but we’re definitely not going to come in and be all kitted up in riot gear and propping up fences and shooting pepper balls in the air,” Rod Sperling told the outlet. “It’s to ensure the safety and security of federal property and personnel. That’s really it.”

Taylor was shot and killed March 13 when Louisville police executed a no-knock warrant at her apartment. Officers opened fire, they said, after Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker shot at them. But Walker said that he did not know it was the police who barged into the residence. The warrant was in connection to a drug case, but Taylor’s family said she was never involved in drugs, and prosecutors dropped an attempted murder case against Walker. Police found no drugs in the apartment.

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WINDOWS AT THE federal courthouse in Louisville were boarded up on Saturday before an anticipated decision in the Breonna Taylor case. https Officers allegedly shot and killed the 26-year-old during a narcotics search warrant after Taylor ’s boyfriend opened fire on them, later saying

Louisville, Kentucky is bracing for riots – federal buildings will be closed and windows boarded up next week in a move speculated to coincide with a possible announcement on whether the officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor will be charged criminally, New York Post reports. The city’s historic

Three officers were said to have opened fire: Sgt. Jon Mattingly (who Walker shot in the leg), Detective Myles Cosgrove, and fired Detective Brett Hankison. Then-Interim Police Chief Robert J. Schroeder accused Hankison of “blindly” firing 10 rounds into Taylor’s apartment.

Louisville announced a settlement with Taylor’s family on Tuesday. It involved a $12 million payout as well as police reforms.

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