No Murder Charges In Fatal Shooting Of Breonna Taylor
A grand jury has indicted one officer in the no-knock warrant death of Breonna Taylor, but not directly to her death.A judge announced Wednesday that former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison has been charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. Two other officers were not indicted.
Former Louisville Metro Police Department Detective Brett Hankison has been charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment by the grand jury in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.
No other officer has been charged at this time.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) September 23, 2020
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said the grand jury agreed that the other officers, “were justified in their return of deadly fire after having been fired upon.” Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, had fired at the officers as they entered the residence.
NBC News reports Taylor family attorney, Ben Crump, calls the decision “outrageous and offensive.”
What is most insulting is that the recommended charges aren’t even in response to the MURDER of Breonna Taylor, but to the POTENTIAL injury of other people in the apartment…..
— Yara shahidi (@YaraShahidi) September 23, 2020
6 mths later, ONE cop is indicted for ‘wanton endangerment.’ So: murdering Breonna Taylor is not a punishable crime. But potentially endangering neighbors— who were not hurt—or damaging the walls of a building is an issue?? My heart is with Breonna’s family right now.
— Nadeska (@neweryork) September 23, 2020
We are not protected by the law because it was never meant to apply to us. These people are furthering the agenda of their forefathers. https://t.co/dwb5iraPd0
— The Grapevine (@TheGrapevineTV) September 23, 2020
“We didn’t get it, burn it down!” The crowd continues to grow out here in Louisville this afternoon #Louisville #BreonnaTaylor pic.twitter.com/m4nHrbPvJC
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) September 23, 2020