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Thursday, August 04, 2022

The Department of Justice charged four current and former Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers involved with drafting the "no-knock" search warrant that led to the March 2020 shooting of Breonna Taylor, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday.

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...Why it matters: The charges, coming over two years after Taylor's death, were in response to alleged crimes that included civil rights offenses, unlawful conspiracies, unconstitutional use of force and obstruction offenses, Garland said.

- - - Taylor was shot dead by police on March 13, 2020, when LMPD officers conducting a narcotics investigation entered the 26-year-old's home in plain-clothes to serve a no-knock warrant.

- - - Police exchanged fire with Taylor's boyfriend, who said he fired believing the home was being broken into.

What they're saying: Garland said the department believes the civil rights offenses, stemming from the falsification of a search warrant, "resulted in Ms. Taylor's death."

- - - The attorney general said the federal charges focused on members of a specific investigation unit within the LMPD that allegedly falsified the affidavit used to obtain the search warrant of Taylor's home, violating civil rights laws.

- - - "Breonna Taylor should be alive today," he said.

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#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-04 12:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

These pigs should hang.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-08-04 12:38 PM | Reply

"Police exchanged fire with Taylor's boyfriend, who said he fired believing the home was being broken into."

The home was being broken in to.

Was he within his rights to shoot, under Missouri law? Any of you home defense cosplayers know?

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-08-04 12:41 PM | Reply

Missouri? "Show me" a map of the United States!

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-08-04 12:42 PM | Reply

@#3

When I lived there, Louisville was in Kentucky.

Has it moved recently?


btw, I read that the police that broke into the apartment were not wearing body cameras.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-04 01:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It's about time.

#6 | Posted by qcp at 2022-08-04 03:56 PM | Reply

Good. These cops fired so wantonly that they are lucky they didn't shoot each other. They appear to have been trained by the command "Ready-Fire-Aim"...

#7 | Posted by catdog at 2022-08-05 09:24 AM | Reply

This is good but these cops should have been tried for murder.

#8 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2022-08-05 10:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Anyone notice that the ONLY charges against the cops to come out of this was one officer being charged with reckless endangerment for firing into the house next door, which happened to be occupied by a White family? Of course, he was never convicted of anything.

OCU

#9 | Posted by OCUser at 2022-08-05 11:52 AM | Reply

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