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Crime 6 Louisville officers under internal investigation over Breonna Taylor's death

03:07  22 september  2020
03:07  22 september  2020 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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Breonna Taylor ' s wrongful death lawsuit settled for million. Six Louisville Metro Police officers are under an internal investigation into their actions related to the fatal Internal investigators will see if the officers violated any police policies during the incident, the spokesman said.

The Louisville Metro Police Department is investigating six of its officers for their roles in the death of Breonna Taylor , according to the Louisville Courier The internal investigation is examining whether the officers involved violated department policies. Detective Myles Cosgrove and Sgt.

Six Louisville Metro Police officers are under an internal investigation into their actions related to the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, a police spokesman told ABC News.

a person posing for the camera: Breonna Taylor, 26, was shot and killed by Louisville, Kentucky, police officers after they allegedly executed a search warrant of the wrong home. © Breonna Taylor Family Breonna Taylor, 26, was shot and killed by Louisville, Kentucky, police officers after they allegedly executed a search warrant of the wrong home.

The department's Professional Standards Unit has begun its probe into Det. Myles Cosgrove and Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, who fired their weapons into Taylor's apartment on March 13; Det. Joshua Jaynes, who sought the search warrant for her apartment; and Det. Tony James, Det. Michael Campbell and Det. Michael Nobles, according to spokesman Sgt. Lamont Washington.

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Breonna Taylor , who was shot by Louisville police in March. (Family photo). According to Taylor ’ s attorneys, these were plainclothes officers , not a trained SWAT team. The police actually obtained five warrants in connection with their investigation into Glover and his alleged associates.

Internal investigators will see if the officers violated any police policies during the incident, the spokesman said. Disciplinary action could include written reprimand and extend all the way up to termination, according to Washington.

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Taylor, 26, and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, were sleeping inside their Louisville apartment when three plainclothes officers -- Mattingly, Cosgrove and Det. Brett Hankison -- attempted to execute a "no-knock" search warrant. The officers were investigating a suspected drug operation linked to Taylor's ex-boyfriend.

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Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron on Thursday told the family of Breonna Taylor , the people who have protested her death and police officers that he is committed to a thorough investigation .

Louisville police release the Breonna Taylor incident report. It's virtually blank. It lists the charges as " death investigation — LMPD involved" but checks the "no" box under "forced entry," even though officers used a battering ram to knock in Taylor ' s apartment door.

a person wearing a black shirt: Breonna Taylor, 26, was shot and killed by Louisville, Kentucky, police officers after they allegedly executed a search warrant of the wrong home. © Breonna Taylor Family Breonna Taylor, 26, was shot and killed by Louisville, Kentucky, police officers after they allegedly executed a search warrant of the wrong home.

Walker said he received no response from the other side of the door when he called out after the officers rammed the door.

Walker took his licensed firearm and shot at the door, and the officers returned fire, striking Taylor eight times and killing her in her sleep, according to investigators. No drugs or drug money were found in the apartment, investigators said.

Taylor's death has sparked nationwide protests against police violence targeting minorities and strong calls for the officers to be charged.

The officers were placed on administrative duty following the incident, and Hankison was fired. The incident is currently under investigation by state Attorney General Daniel Cameron.

Cameron has not given a timetable for when he will reveal the findings of the investigation, but the police are already preparing for it.

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A wrongful- death lawsuit filed by Taylor ' s family accuses the officers of "blindly firing" more than 20 shots into the apartment. Nationwide demonstrations and riots have gripped the country over the past two weeks, as protesters have Louisville police release the Breonna Taylor incident report.

Breonna Taylor , a 26-year-old EMT, was asleep in her Kentucky home just after midnight on March 13 when police entered with a search warrant in a drug investigation and opened fire, killing her. Now, a lawsuit filed by Taylor ' s family accuses the officers of wrongful death , excessive force and gross

Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert J. Schroeder issued a state of emergency for his department Monday in anticipation of an update on the state investigation.

In two memos sent to officers, Schroeder said the department will be increasing its staffing ahead of Cameron's pending announcement.

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All requests by officers for time off and vacation will be canceled, according to the memo.

"To ensure we have the appropriate level of staffing to provide for public safety services and our policing functions, effective immediately the LMPD will operate under the emergency staffing and reporting guidelines," Schroeder wrote in his memo.

On Sept. 15, the city of Louisville reached a $12 million settlement with Taylor's family, who filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the police. The settlement included a commitment by the city to institute police reforms.

ABC News' Josh Hoyos contributed to this report.

Breonna Taylor neighbor wants to know why cop wasn't charged for shooting into his unit .
"If that bullet went through my bed maybe I would have been dead too," Breonna Taylor's neighbor Stanley David said.One punched through the hallway. The other passed right in front of his bedroom door, roughly 5 feet from where he was sleeping.

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