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Louisville Cop Fired After Video Mocking Breonna Taylor Killing

Corrections officer made a mock recruitment video

(Newser) - A Louisville corrections officer was fired last week after a video surfaced in which he mocked the police killing of Breonna Taylor in the city, officials say. In what appears to be a satire of a recruitment video for the Louisville Metro Police Department, Turhan Knight allegedly says, "Do...

Breonna Taylor's Boyfriend Can't Wake From 'Nightmare'

He pens a piece following Kelly Goodlett's guilty plea

(Newser) - When Kenneth Walker was pulled over while driving in Tennessee last year, the officer ran his info as expected—and saw the Black man had once been charged with the attempted murder of a police officer. "For a moment, I felt as helpless and afraid as I did on...

Ex-Cop Pleads Guilty to Breonna Taylor Coverup

Kelly Goodlett helped falsify search warrant that led to deadly raid

(Newser) - A former Louisville police officer has pleaded guilty to helping falsify the affidavit behind the search warrant that led to the death of Breonna Taylor—and to conspiring to cover up the lie. Kelly Hanna Goodlett, 35, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to one count of conspiracy to violate...

New Breonna Taylor Charges Involve Secret Garage Meeting

4 former or current Louisville police officers are charged in botched deadly raid

(Newser) - The botched police raid that resulted in the death of Breonna Taylor has led to federal charges against four current and former Louisville officers. "Breonna Taylor should still be alive," Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday in announcing the charges, per the AP . Three of those charged—former...

Trial Begins Over Shots Fired in Breonna Taylor Raid
Ex-Cop in
Breonna Taylor
Raid Found
Not Guilty
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Ex-Cop in Breonna Taylor Raid Found Not Guilty

Brett Hankison faced three counts for firing into neighboring apartment

(Newser) - Updated: A former police officer in Louisville, Kentucky, accused of recklessly firing his gun during the fatal raid on Breonna Taylor's apartment has been found not guilty, reports NBC News . Brett Hankison, 45, was not on trial over Taylor's death but because bullets from his gun entered the...

Cop Who Shot Breonna Taylor Is Looking for New Publisher

Jonathan Mattingly returns advance after Simon & Schuster refuses to distribute book

(Newser) - One of the police officers who shot Breonna Taylor in 2020 has decided to return his advance and find another publisher for his book. Jonathan Mattingly's book was picked up by Post Hill Press, a conservative publisher in DC known for titles like Follow the Money: The Shocking Deep ...

One Year After George Floyd Death, a Mix of Views
One Year After George Floyd
Death, a Mix of Views
OPINION roundup

One Year After George Floyd Death, a Mix of Views

'I think the verdict is still out on that,' says one observer of the prospects of real change

(Newser) - Tuesday is the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis, and as part of the observances, members of Floyd's family will visit President Biden at the White House, reports CNN . Others are weighing in on the changes over the past year....

DOJ Announces a 2nd Major Policing Probe

Feds are investigating policing in Louisville in the wake of Breonna Taylor's death

(Newser) - The Justice Department is opening a sweeping probe into policing in Louisville, Kentucky, after the March 2020 death of Breonna Taylor, who was shot to death by police during a raid at her home. It's the second such sweeping probe into a law enforcement agency announced by the Biden...

Simon and Schuster Reverses Course on Breonna Taylor Book

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly's book deal is still on, though

(Newser) - One of the police officers involved in the fatal Breonna Taylor raid has a book deal in which he promises to tell "the inside story" behind the tragedy, though it's now unclear how the book will be distributed. The Fight for Truth by Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, the officer...

Taunting Police May Become a Crime in Kentucky

The measure comes on the heels of protests over the killing of Breonna Taylor

(Newser) - It could become a crime to taunt a police officer in Kentucky, under a bill that passed the state Senate on Thursday, the AP reports. The measure was filed months after Louisville, the state's largest city, became the site of huge protests in the wake of the police killing...

Breonna Taylor's Boyfriend Gets Good News

Judge dismisses the case against Kenneth Walker, permanently

(Newser) - The case against Breonna Taylor's boyfriend has been dismissed by a judge—permanently. Charges cannot be refiled against Kenneth Walker, who was initially charged with shooting and wounding a Louisville police officer during the incident at Taylor's apartment last year that started with a no-knock warrant and ended...

Kentucky Attorney General Faces Impeachment

Grand jurors say Daniel Cameron misled public about the Breonna Taylor case

(Newser) - Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is facing an impeachment petition that claims he misled the public about the Breonna Taylor case , the Louisville Courier Journal reports. Among the citizens that signed the petition filed with the state House of Representatives on Friday were three members of the grand jury in...

Cop Fired in Breonna Taylor Case Appeals to Get Job Back

Ex-detective Myles Cosgrove is pleading his case before the Louisville PD's Merit Board

(Newser) - Update: The former cop said to have fired the shot that killed Breonna Taylor was terminated earlier this year by the Louisville Metro Police Department for violating use-of-force protocol and for not using his bodycam. Now, ex-detective Myles Cosgrove is vying to get his job back, lodging an appeal to...

More Bad News for Breonna Taylor Bust

Artist Leo Carson believes it was stolen

(Newser) - First a bust of Breonna Taylor was vandalized in Oakland, Calif. Now it’s disappeared altogether. Oakland Police are investigating reports that the ceramic bust of a smiling Taylor was stolen from Latham Square on Tuesday, reports the San Francisco Chronicle . Days earlier, the bust had been smashed, leaving a...

Police Department Makes Move in Breonna Taylor Shooting

Pre-termination letters sent to 2 Louisville police officers

(Newser) - Louisville police have taken steps that could result in the firing of two officers connected to Breonna Taylor's death—the one who sought the no-knock search warrant that led detectives to her apartment and another found to have opened fire, the AP reports. Detective Joshua Jaynes, who was not...

Artist Describes 'Racist Attack' on Breonna Taylor Bust
Breonna Taylor Bust
Lasts 2 Weeks

Breonna Taylor Bust Lasts 2 Weeks

Artist Leo Carson says he'll rebuild in bronze after statue vandalized

(Newser) - A bust of Breonna Taylor has been found smashed in Oakland, Calif., a mere two weeks after its installation. The artist who created the ceramic bust, placed over a plaque reading, "Say her name: Breonna Taylor," said it was "a racist attack on the Black Lives Matter...

Breonna Taylor's Mother Reminds Biden

Tamika Palmer took out a full-page ad to address the president-elect

(Newser) - Breonna Taylor's mother took out a full-page ad in the Washington Post to send President-elect Joe Biden a message. "We need your actions to show that you are different than those who pay lip service to our losses while doing nothing to show that our loved ones' lives...

More Problems for Cop Indicted in Breonna Taylor Case

10 women accuse Brett Hankison of sexual misconduct in lawsuit

(Newser) - The lone police officer charged in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor now faces allegations of sexual assault and battery. A lawsuit filed Tuesday describes former Louisville Metro Police Department Detective Brett Hankison as a "sexual predator" who "used his police uniform and secondary nightclub employment as mechanisms...

Cop in Breonna Taylor Shooting Sues Her Boyfriend

Officer shot during botched raid wants damages for 'emotional distress'

(Newser) - On March 13, Louisville police officers killed Kenneth Walker's girlfriend. Now, one of them is taking him to court. Walker is being sued by Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, who was shot in the thigh after police broke down Breonna Taylor's door, CBS News reports. Walker said police—who had...

Grand Jurors in Breonna Taylor Case: Here's Our Side

Two of them speak out, say they 'didn't agree certain actions were justified'

(Newser) - Grand jurors in the Breonna Taylor case are telling their side of the story. After a Kentucky judge ruled Tuesday that jurors could come forward to talk about the proceedings publicly, a lawyer representing two of the jurors, who are so far remaining anonymous, released a statement, ABC News reports....

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