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Grand jury indicts 1 police officer in Breonna Taylor case; not for her death

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Posted at 1:27 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 14:51:12-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky.

The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place.

Hankison is facing three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree for shooting a gun into the apartments of Taylor's neighbors.

No other charges against officers were announced.

An investigation found that officers Jon Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove were justified in using force in returning fire from Kenneth Walker in the apartment, according to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron this afternoon.

Taylor was shot multiple times by officers who burst into her home on March 13 during a narcotics investigation.

No drugs were found in her home.

Protesters across the country have demanded justice for Taylor and other Black people killed by police in recent months.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has scheduled a news conference at 1:30 p.m. today.

Watch the news conference