The National Guard is suiting up and loading into their vehicles as protests erupted in Louisville after the grand jury came back in the Breonna Taylor case.
Eyewitnesses have captured the scene and posted on social media: “Protesters storm a restaurant and begin throwing tables and chairs on the outdoor patio”
Protesters were captured on video: “Unloading the riot shields from the Uhaul.” From Fox News:
One of three police officers involved in the Louisville, Ky., drug operation that led to the death of Breonna Taylor in March 2020 was indicted Wednesday on criminal charges.
Officer Brett Hankison, who was fired in June, was indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree, a Jefferson County grand jury decided Wednesday. Neither the grand jury nor the presiding judge elaborated on the charges.
A warrant has been issued for Hankison’s arrest and a bond is set at $15,000 cash.
No charges were announced against the two other officers involved in the raid — Myles Cosgrove and Sgt. Johnathan Mattingly, who was shot in the leg and underwent surgery after the police operation that resulted in Taylor’s death.
The indictment was announced 194 days after Taylor, a 26-year-old Black emergency medical worker, was shot six times by the officers who entered her home using a no-knock warrant during a narcotics investigation on March 13.
An investigation found that the bullets fired by Hankison traveled into the neighboring apartment while three residents were home – a male, a pregnant female, and a child, Attorney General Daniel Cameron said at a press conference after the grand jury’s announcement. Hankinson was not charged in Taylor’s death, but rather for endangering her neighbors’ lives.
Hankinson faces up to five years on each of three counts if convicted, Cameron said.
National guard loading up now in Louisville. pic.twitter.com/gY9mTp1Qgb
— Tony (@Mrtdogg) September 23, 2020
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