Friday, October 30

Grand Jury Brings No Charges Against Officers in Breonna Taylor Death in Drug Raid Gone Wrong

by the DC Patriot

A Grand Jury in Louisville, Kentucky has brought no charges against Louisville Police who were fired upon and defending themselves from Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker who opened fire on them as they were executing a no knock warrant.

The following is from The Associated Press

The 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 counts of wanton endangerment for firing into Taylor’s neighbors’ homes during the raid on the night of March 13. The FBI is still investigating potential violations of federal law in the case.

Radical Liberals were quick to make remarks on social media.

Attorney Ben Crump, who is representing Taylor’s family, called the grand jury’s decision “outrageous and offensive!”

“Justice has NOT been served,” tweeted Linda Sarsour of Until Freedom, a group that has pushed for charges in the case.

“According to Kentucky law, the use of force by (Officers Jonathan) Mattingly and (Myles) Cosgrove was justified to protect themselves,” he said. “This justification bars us from pursuing criminal charges in Miss Breonna Taylor’s death.”

Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, opened fire when police burst in, hitting Mattingly. Walker was charged with attempted murder of a police officer, but prosecutors later dropped the charge.

Walker told police he heard knocking but didn’t know who was coming into the home and fired in self-defense.

Taylor, an emergency medical worker, was shot multiple times by officers who entered her home on a no-knock warrant during a narcotics investigation. The warrant used to search her home was connected to a suspect who did not live there, and no drugs were found inside. The use of no-knock warrants has since been banned by Louisville’s Metro Council.

You can read more from our friends at The Associated Press.

Posted with permission from the DC Patriot.

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