Indictment For Police Officer Involved in Breonna Taylor Shooting
One indictment has been handed down against a police officer involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor.
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. 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 scheduled a news conference.
Following months of outrage, activism and anticipation, a Kentucky grand jury has decided to indict a former Louisville Metro Police Department officer who fatally shot Breonna Taylor in March.
The grand jury did not announce charges against the other two officers involved.
Brett Hankison, who was fired in June, has been charged with three counts of wanton endangerment.
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is also expected to make remarks regarding the grand jury report later Wednesday.
Ahead of the grand jury decision, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced a countywide curfew from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. for 72 hours beginning Wednesday night. On Tuesday, the mayor declared a preemptive state of emergency as the city braces for possible protests.
The police department shut down parts of downtown Louisville to car traffic, saying they wanted to ensure the area is safe for demonstrators and those who otherwise live and work there.
The announcement comes six months after Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician, was killed in her home during a botched narcotics raid.