Friday would have been Breonna Taylor's 27th birthday. Nearly three months after Louisville police fatally shot Taylor in her apartment — a crowd of at least 1,000 gathered on her birthday to celebrate her. Ref. USAToday.
Louisville police is firing officer Brett Hankison, one of three involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. In one of the first major moves in the Breonna Taylor case, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced Friday that the police department is initiating termination of officer Brett Hankison. Taylor was shot by officers at her South Louisville apartment on March 13. Her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, fired a shot as officers entered to serve a no-knock warrant, thinking they were intruders. Taylor was shot eight times in the ensuing gunfire from officers. Ref. USAToday.
Louisville police have fired officer Brett Hankison for his role in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor. Interim Chief Robert Schroeder wrote in a letter Tuesday that Hankison showed "Extreme indifference to the value of human life" and that his use of deadly force was improper because he failed to verify it was directed against someone who posed an immediate threat. Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman who worked as an emergency room technician, was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police in her apartment on March 13. Ref. USAToday.
City of Louisville agrees to 'substantial' settlement in Breonna Taylor shooting. Louisville's metro government is expected to announce a "Substantial" financial settlement Tuesday with the family of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old Black woman fatally shot by police in her apartment six months ago, The Courier Journal has learned. The deal is expected to include several policing reforms, including a requirement that commanders approve all search warrants before they go to a judge. Ref. USAToday.