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4 LMPD officers federally charged in connection to Breonna Taylor raid

Four LMPD officers, current and former, have been federally charged for civil rights violations in connection to the 2020 raid on Breonna Taylor's apartment. The officers are Joshua Jaynes, Brett Hankison, Kelly Goodlett and Kyle Meany. They've been charged with violating Taylor's civil rights.

US Attorney Merrick Garland says LMPD’s Place Based Investigations Unit falsified the affidavit used to obtain the search warrant for Taylor’s home, and that those actions led to her death. Jaynes, Goodlett and Meany were all part of securing that warrant.

Garland said Jaynes and Goodlett conspired to falsify an investigative document after the raid in order to hide their tracks, and once met in a garage and agreed to lie to investigators.

Brett Hankison is one of three officers who fired shots the night she died. Asst. US Attorney Kristen Clarke says Hankison’s charges stem from unconstitutionally excessive force.

[b]As for that “suspicious drug package”[/b]

Jaynes wrote that he verified through a U.S. postal inspector a suspected drug dealer, Jamarcus Glover, was picking up packages at Taylor's apartment. But he did not personally verify that information.

He has said that he relied on the information provided by Sgt. Jon Mattingly, another officer there the night of the raid.

It was learned from the internal investigation that Mattingly told Jaynes that Glover was not receiving suspicious packages there, but Jaynes still wrote down Glover had received parcels at Taylor's home in the affidavit and implied they were indicative of drug trafficking.

He later clarified to investigators that he meant "any" parcels, not just "suspicious" ones.

The PIU interviewed two Shively police officers who refuted Jaynes' account, saying they told several LMPD officers no packages were being delivered there.

Crazywaterspring · 61-69, M
One reason property taxes are so high is due to all these out of court settlements. ACAB.
Well, it's not about prevention.

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