Breonna Taylor
 A grand jury in Kentucky on Wednesday September 23, 2020, indicted a former Louisville police detective involved in the March 13 shooting death of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor.
Taylor, a Black emergency medical worker, died March 13 after being shot by officers who entered her home on a no-knock warrant during a narcotics investigation. The warrant was connected to a suspect who did not live there, and no drugs were found inside.
Breonna Taylor
Officer Brett Hankison was fired from the city’s police department June 23. A termination letter sent to him by interim Louisville police Chief Robert Schroeder said the white officer had violated procedures by showing “extreme indifference to the value of human life” when he “wantonly and blindly” shot 10 rounds of gunfire into Taylor’s apartment in March.
Hankison, Sgt. Johnathan Mattingly, Officer Myles Cosgrove and the detective who sought the warrant, Joshua Jaynes, were placed on administrative reassignment after the shooting.
Breonna Taylor
Last week, Fischer announced that the city will pay $12 million and implement police reforms as part of a settlement with Taylor’s family. Her mother, Tamika Palmer, called the settlement “significant” but noted that “it’s only the beginning of getting justice for Breonna.”
Breonna Taylor
Two other officers, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove, were not indicted by the grand jury.
Police fired Hankison from the city’s police department June 23. A termination letter sent to him by interim Louisville police Chief Robert Schroeder said the white officer had violated procedures by showing “extreme indifference to the value of human life” when he “wantonly and blindly” shot 10 rounds of gunfire into Taylor’s apartment in March