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US: Louisville officer indicted in Breonna Taylor case

US: Louisville officer indicted in Breonna Taylor case
Brett Hankison indicted on charges not directly tied to Taylor's death

By Michael Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AA) - A grand jury returned a criminal indictment Wednesday against a former Louisville, Kentucky police officer on charges related to the case of Breonna Taylor who was fatally shot by police six months ago.

Brett Hankison, who was fired in June, was indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree, according to multiple reports. The charges stem from shots fired into an adjacent property.

Hankinson was one of three officers who faced potential charges related to the March 13 fatal aid that left Taylor, 26, dead after police executed a no-knock warrant at her residence.

Taylor, a Black health care worker, was shot eight times in her home as officers and her boyfriend exchanged gunfire while police attempted to carry out a narcotics raid.

Louisville has since banned no-knock warrants.

source: News Feed
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