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BREAKING: One officer charged in Breonna Taylor's death, mayor implements 72-hour curfew to limit potential riots

Added 09-23-20 02:17:02pm EST - “Two other officers were not charged” - Theblaze.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theblaze.com: “BREAKING: One officer charged in Breonna Taylor's death; mayor implements 72-hour curfew to limit potential riots”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

One former Louisville Metropolitan Police Department officer was charged Wednesday in the death of Breonna Taylor, with the two other involved officers avoiding charges altogether, USA Today reported.

Former LMPD Sgt. Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment for allegedly firing his gun recklessly into Taylor's apartment on March 13 during an overnight no-knock drug raid. Hankison was fired from the department for his actions that night.

The other two officers, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove, had been placed on administrative leave, but were still with the department.

The charge is a class D felony that carries a maximum penalty of a $10,000 fine and up to five years in prison.

When the three officers charged into Taylor's apartment around 1 a.m. March 13, Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, fired one shot at them. The officers were not in uniform, and Walker said he thought it was a home invasion. Walker shot Mattingly in the leg. The three officers returned fire with more than 20 shots. Taylor was shot five times.

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