KY: Jurors deliberate fate of Breonna Taylor murderer acomplice for a third day

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Jurors in the federal trial of the ex-police detective accused of violating Breonna Taylor’s civil rights [when he participated in her murder] have begun deliberating for a third day. If convicted, Brett Hankison could spend the rest of his life in prison. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges and was acquitted on separate state charges last year. Ms Taylor’s [murder], as police officers tried to execute a search warrant on her Kentucky apartment, sparked rallies against racial injustice across the US. The nine-day trial has revolved around whether or not officers should shoot when they have not clearly identified their target. According to Louisville authorities, another detective, Myles Cosgrove, fired the fatal shot that struck Ms Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman, but Mr Hankison fired 10 shots during the chaotic ‘no-knock’ raid.” (11/15/23)