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Breonna Taylor: Murder suspect Brett Hankison arrested again

Breonna Taylor: Murder suspect Brett Hankison arrested again

According to numerous news sources, four current and former Metro Louisville police officers were arrested by the FBI early Thursday morning.

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The police force also consists of former Detectives Brett Hankison and Joshua Jaynes, and Detective Kelly Hanna Goodlett and Sgt. Kyle Meany.

In fact, many people expressed their gratitude for the action that brought Breonna Taylor’s case to court on Twitter after hearing the news.

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Here are some facts we know about the case and about Brett Hankison personally.

Where is Brett Hankison now after being arrested for murder?

Editor’s Executive Producer Stephanie Wash tweeted about Brett Hankinson’s arrest following his involvement in the death of Breonna Taylor. Similarly, the Justice Department revealed the arrests at a Thursday morning news conference that began at 11 a.m. ET.

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Officer Brett Hankison was fired from the Louisville Metro Police on June 23 for his role in Breonna Taylor’s shooting.

Robert Schroeder, the interim chief, stated in a letter that he made the decision to terminate Hankison after the hearing.

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According to the Courier Journal, Hankison has 10 days to file a formal appeal with the Police Merit Board, Schroeder points out.

More details about the charges were released in Attorney General Merrick Garland’s announcement, including two counts of disqualifications against Hankison for firing ten rounds through a window and glass door at Taylor’s home.

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Hankison was instrumental in executing the search warrant when Taylor was killed, although he was not involved in the initial investigation that led to the search warrant of Taylor’s home.

Former police officer charged with two counts in Breonna Taylor murder

The indictment against Brett Hankinson, a former police officer involved in Breonna Taylor’s death, includes two counts of wrongdoing.

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Joshua Jaynes and Kelly Goodlett, both former LMPD investigators, are accused of plotting to draft an affidavit for a search warrant.

The charges against Brett Hankinson, a former police officer involved in the death of Breonna Taylor, include two counts of wrongdoing committed under the color of the law.

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In the early hours of March 2020, Louisville Metro Police fatally shot 26-year-old Taylor while she was executing a search warrant at her South End home as part of a drug investigation.

According to court records, District Judge Mary Shaw signed a warrant for Taylor’s home that included a ban on police knocking.

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Authorities allege that plainclothes police officers knocked on Taylor’s door to announce their presence before entering the home with a battering ram.

Whereabouts of Brett Hankison’s family and wife

Brett Hankison has worked for the Louisville Police Department for 20 years but has never been seen in public with his wife and family.

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Despite being married with children, the 45-year-old ex-cop is keeping a low profile following the harrowing revelations linking him to Taylor’s death.

Although Hankison maintains his privacy, 26-year-old Taylor lived in the apartment with her boyfriend Kenneth Walker, who was also there.

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Taylor was killed by gunfire from Mattingly, Hankison and Officer Myles Cosgrove while Walker reportedly fired a shot in retaliation and Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly in the leg.

He has also claimed that he opened fire thinking intruders were nearby.

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