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LMPD Officer Brett Hankison Arrested In Connection To Breonna Taylor Killing

By Kushal Katuwal | August 5, 2022 02:16 PM

Officer Brett Hankison of the Louisville Police DepartmentC ( Source : Thesun )

Former LMPD officer Brett Hankison was arrested on August 4, 2022, after the US justice department announced civil charges in connection to the Breonna Taylor killings. 

Brett Hankison is charged with two counts of deprivation of rights under color of law after he allegedly fired 22 bullets through Taylor's patio door, although he was unable to see the target.

Louisville police entered Taylor's home while looking into the alleged drug trafficker's boyfriend, who opened fire at the officer. Brett fired back 22c bullets killing Breonna Taylor on the spot. 

The US justice department announced federal charges against former officers Brett Hankison, Kelly Goodlett, Joshua Jaynes, and Kyle Meany and charged them with various crimes. 

Who Is LMPD Officer Brett Hankison? 

Brett Hankison is a former LMPD officer who was arrested for the killing of Breonna Taylor during the drug raid on March 13, 2020.

According to abcnews, Brett fired 22 bullets through Taylor's patio door, although he could not see the target (drug trafficker's boyfriend).

Her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, was the first to fire at the officers, and in response to that, Brett Hankison fired 22 bullets, ultimately shooting Breonna Taylor in her chest. 

Brett Hankison and  Breonna Taylor
Brett Hankison and Breonna Taylor ( Source : Essence )

Brett was fired from the department in 2020. Hankison was found not guilty on all counts after his trial on various charges from the raid on Taylor's apartment. 

He was found not guilty on all three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree, such as the charge of recklessly firing into a nearby residence that resulted in Breonna Taylor's death.

The Justice Department has been running an investigation against the Louisville Police Department since April 2021. They are interviewing stakeholders and going on the field with local police.

Brett Hankison Wikipedia Details 

Brett Hankison is an American former police officer who made headlines for his involvement in the shooting of emergency department technician Breonna Taylor, 26

He is not mentioned on the Wikipedia page despite being featured by major top news portals. He was born in 1976 in the US and turns 46 years old in 2022. 

Former Louisville Police officer Brett Hankison gets emotional as he describes the scene during testimony
Former Louisville Police officer Brett Hankison gets emotional as he describes the scene during testimony ( Source : Cbsnews )

The incident triggered protests across the country and sparked fears of additional violent conflicts between protesters and police. He was arrested and later freed on bail. 

The US justice department has filed charges against Bett Hankison, including civil rights, illegal plots, using force against the law, and offenses involving obstruction.

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Brett Hankison Arrested In Connection To Breonna Taylor Killing

Brett Hankison, a former Louisville police officer, was arrested in connection to the killings of Breonna Taylor.

She was fatally shot in her Louisville, Kentucky, apartment after Brett Hankison and six other officers broke down the door to search it as part of a drug-selling investigation. 

According to Brett, her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, started firing with his legally owned weapons. Brett fired back with 22 bullets at her patio, which took her life. 

Former Louisville Police officer Brett Hankison
Former Louisville Police officer Brett Hankison( Source : Nypost )

Brett Hankison was charged with assault and attempted murder. However, the charges were dropped without a trial. Louisville Police agreed to pay $12M to Breonna Taylor's family. 

The US Justice Department announced civil rights charges against Brett Hankison that resulted in Breonna Taylor, a black woman who died in a fatal shooting in the summer of 2020. 

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When Was Brett Hankison Fired? 

Brett Hankison was fired from the Louisville Police department in 2020 for willful shooting at Taylor's apartment on the night Breonna was killed. 

Former Louisville Police officer Brett Hankison, center, awaits the juries verdict in his wanton endangerment trial
Former Louisville Police officer Brett Hankison, center, awaits the juries verdict in his wanton endangerment trial( Source : Sandiegouniontribune )

Breonna's mother, Tamika Palmer, applauded the decision to arrest the cops, adding," My daughter didn't deserve to die, and I want justice for my daughter.




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