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Justice Department opens policing probe over Breonna Taylor death

The Justice Department is opening a sweeping probe into policing in Louisville, Kentucky over the March 2020 death of Breonna Taylor, who was shot to death by police during a raid at her home, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Monday. It’s the second such sweeping probe into a law enforcement agency by the Biden administration […]

Judge permanently dismisses charges against Kenneth Walker, boyfriend of Breonna Taylor

A judge has permanently dismissed charges against Kenneth Walker, the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, for allegedly shooting and wounding a police officer last year. Walker cannot be recharged for the crimes following the ruling. Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Olu Stevens on Monday granted local prosecutors’ motion to dismiss the charges, CBS affiliate WLKY reported. Walker […]

Officers connected to Taylor’s death could face dismissal

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. Detective Joshua Jaynes received a pretermination letter, media outlets reported Tuesday. It came after […]

Louisville police release body camera videos showing night Breonna Taylor was killed: ‘My girlfriend’s dead’

Louisville police have released a batch of evidence from an investigation of the raid that killed Breonna Taylor in March. It raises new questions over why police targeted her home in an effort to prosecute her ex-boyfriend. A police lieutenant who came to the scene after the shooting told investigators, “something really bad happened.” The material includes […]

Grand jury recordings publicly released in Breonna Taylor case

About 15 hours of audio recordings of grand jury proceedings in the Breonna Taylor case were released publicly on Friday, following demands for transparency by activists and Taylor’s family. Grand jury proceedings are typically kept secret. The decision last week not to charge anyone directly in Taylor’s death has led to outrage and renewed protests over police brutality and […]

AG agrees to release grand jury tapes in Breonna Taylor case

Kentucky’s attorney general has acknowledged that he never asked the grand jury to consider homicide charges against police in the killing of Breonna Taylor. Amid outrage over the long-awaited charging decision, Attorney General Daniel Cameron said he would agree with a judge’s order to make public a recording of the proceedings, and that he wouldn’t […]

2 Louisville officers shot amid Breonna Taylor protests

Hours after a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for Breonna Taylor’s death and protesters took to the streets, authorities said two officers were shot and wounded Wednesday night during the demonstrations expressing anger over the killings of Black people at the hands of police. Interim Louisville Police Chief Robert Schroeder said […]

1 officer indicted in Breonna Taylor case; not for her death

A Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor during a drug raid gone wrong, with prosecutors saying Wednesday two officers who fired their weapons at the Black woman were justified in using force to protect themselves. The grand jury instead charged fired Officer Brett Hankison with three […]

Louisville restricts access to downtown before decision in Breonna Taylor case

Officials in Kentucky’s largest city were preparing Tuesday for more protests and possible unrest as the city nervously awaits the state attorney general’s announcement about whether he will charge officers in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death. With timing of the announcement still uncertain, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer declared a state of emergency due to the potential […]