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A Kentucky grand jury has indicted Louisville police officer Brett Hankison for wanton endangerment in the killing of Breonna Taylor, who has become one of the faces of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The case centered on the death of Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman who was killed March 13 when police executed a no-knock search warrant at her apartment during a narcotics investigation.

Police were responding to a shot allegedly fired at them by Taylor’s boyfriend. That shot struck one officer.

Hankison was fired from the department in June when his termination letter said he “wantonly and blindly” shot 10 times into Taylor’s apartment, The Washington Post reported.

Two other officers involved were not charged, and Hankison does not face more serious charges, The Hill reported.

Manhattan, New York, District Attorney candidate Eliza Orlins tweeted that Hankison faces a Class D felony with a maximum of one-to-five years in prison with a $15,000 cash bond.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron delivered the decision during a news conference Wednesday.

Cameron said a witness confirmed that the police officers knocked and announced their presence before entering the apartment.

“The grand jury voted to return an indictment against Hankison for three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree,” he said, adding that his office is prepared to prove the charges in a trial.

The other two officers — Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove — were not charged because their actions were justified in returning fire as Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, fired at them.

There was also no evidence that Hankison’s gunfire hit Taylor.

Cameron stated that there most likely will not be any more indictments that deal with the events of that night.

“I know that not everyone will be satisfied by the charges we announced today,” Cameron said.

“My heart breaks for the loss of Ms. Taylor,” he added, fighting back tears.

In anticipation of the announcement, the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department issued an emergency declaration on Monday and put up vehicle barricades around the perimeter of the Louisville downtown area, according to The Hill.

Most city administrative buildings and businesses were also boarded up prior to the decision, the Courier-Journal reported.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer also put a 72-hour curfew in place, effective Wednesday night, and LMPD interim Chief Robert Schroeder said Kentucky National Guard members would be deployed following the announcement.

Police Chief Robert Schroeder said police will seek to protect the public “while also ensuring the constitutional right for people to express their feelings in a lawful and peaceful manner,” according to The Washington Post.

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27 Comments
  • Mike says:

    All these thugs and their cunts deserve what they get.

    • Kevin says:

      I am done with this website. You guys are just as hateful as the left with your bad language and name calling. This is not what we are about. If you continue like this you are just playing into their hands and giving them what they need to convince everyone that conservatives are nothing but bigots and racists. Be smarter than that!!!! There is too much at stake.

      • Nathan M. says:

        We as a people (assuming you are one of us) are under attack by these black supremacists, Kevin. And not just verbal “OMFG you racist//sexist/bigot/whatever!” attack. Actual physical attack, by actual racists who get praised and honored by the media that wants so desperately to see a race war happen and chose its side a long time ago. You want to lecture someone about bad language, Kevin? Go lecture them and see where it gets you. We’ve been called racist for years just for being white. I say, if we’re going to be smeared anyway, might as well own it. Better yet, let’s take off the gloves and give these violent apes some real violence! They are no longer an enemy that can be negotiated with. We have tried but violence is all they understand.

        • 1st A says:

          WELL SAID NATHAN. EVERYBODY I KNOW IS LOCKED, LOADED AND BETWEEN G AND O AND WE STILL HAVE PUSSIES LIKE KEVIN THAT THINK SUCKING BLACK DICK FOR ANOTHER 50+ YEARS IS GOING TO TURN SAVAGES INTO LAW ABIDING PRODUCTIVE MEMBER OF OUR SOCIETY. WELL, IT WON’T. WE ARE THE LAW ABIDING CITIZENS THAT ARE WATCHING OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT BEING ASSAULTED AND WE ARE DOING NOTHING ABOUT IT AND NOW THE WORD POLICE WANT US BANNED BECAUSE I CALL THEM A NIGGER WHEN THEY CALL EACH OTHER NIGGER. SOMEONES, GREAT, GREAT GRANDFATHERS MADE A MISTAKE BRINGING THOSE TURD COLORED BASTARDS HERE AND NOW WE ARE STUCK WITH THEM. NIGGERS ARE NIGGERS ALL OVER THE WORLD THROUGHOUT HISTORY AND THEY ALWAYS WILL BE. WE JUST HAPPENED TO HAVE THE WORST BECAUSE WE SPOILED THEM LIKE CHILDREN WITH FREE MONEY PROGRAMS. TIME TO KICK THEM OUT OF THE HOUSE WITH TOUGH LOVE OR JUST GENOCIDE THE FUCKING COCKROACHES. AND AS FAR AS CF, IT IS ONE OF THE ONLY SITES THAT DOES NOT VIOLATE OUT FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT OF FREE SPEECH. THANK YOU CF.

      • 1st A says:

        WE ALREADY PLAYED INTO THEIR HANDS WITH 50+ YEARS OF PEACEFUL ADVOCACY AS THEY RAPE , ROB, KILL, STEAL, DEAL AND CALL US RACIST ANYWAY. WHAT WE NEED IT GOOD OLD FASHIONED BIBLICAL EYE FOR EYE, TOOTH FOR TOOTH AND THIS SHIT WILL STOP AND YOU WON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ANY MORE BAD WORDS YOU DON’T LIKE.

  • Abbie Hoffman says:

    War has been declared against Black people. by David Cameron. Heard he’s on Trump’s short list to replace RBG.

    • Nathan M. says:

      Good. Black people such as this have let themselves become the foot soldiers in a war on America.
      Something needs to be done about them and if David Cameron has any solutions, I’m all ears.

    • 1st A says:

      NOT YET…WE ARE WAITING OUR TURN AFTER THE POLICE AND THE NATIONAL GUARD….THEN IT IS OUR TURN TO EXTERMINATE SOCIALIST AND NIGGAS.

    • Art LaPella says:

      After that “shortlist”, Trump committed to appointing a woman.

      As for war against blacks, let’s get real. Most black homicides are committed by other blacks, so defunding police is much better described as war on black people than anything cops do.

  • LST says:

    She was “innocent” my sweet ass. Then why was she keeping such bad company? She was just as much of a spear chucking scumbag as the rest in that bust.

  • John Goult says:

    The “truth” as I see it. The War on Blacks has always been by the (DEMOCRATES)! But then, just get back to the Cotton Picken! And shut the (F) up!

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