Feds Charge Four Louisville Cops with Offenses Related to Their Murder of Breonna Taylor

Source: The Daily Beast

“The feds announced Thursday that they had arrested and charged four current and former Louisville Metro Police Department officers with federal crimes related to the infamously botched ‘no-knock’ raid that [culminated in the murder of] Breonna Taylor in 2020. Attorney General Merrick Garland said the Department of Justice had charged former detective Joshua Jaynes, detective Kelly Goodlett, former detective Brett Hankinson, and Sgt. Kyle Meany with civil rights violations and unconstitutional use of force. The DOJ alleges that Jaynes lied on the search warrant application that let officers raid Taylor’s home. … Officers shot Taylor, 26, eight times and she bled out on the floor as they tended to the injured [co-conspirator Jonathan] Mattingly first.” (08/04/22)