four present and former louisville Police officers involved in deadly raids of 2020 Breonna TaylorAccording to Attorney General Merrick Garland, K was arrested Thursday and charged with civil rights offenses, unlawful conspiracy, unconstitutional use of force and obstruction crimes.
Joshua Jaynes, Sgt. Kyle Meaney and Kelly Goodlett were accused of knowingly submitting a false affidavit to search Taylor’s home, which led to her death.
Garland said during Thursday’s press conference that former officer Brett Hankison, who was acquitted of state-level charges in March, had been charged with two counts of denial of rights under the law of color.
Lawyers for Taylor’s family said Thursday after the announcement, “Today was a big step toward justice.”
Taylor, a 26-year-old black medical worker, was shot and killed by Louisville officers who broke down the door of her home while sleeping with her boyfriend, who believed the officers were intruders and their legal possession as soon as they entered. fired the gun. , One shot he fired hit an officer, and they fired 22 rounds into the apartment, killing Taylor.