Results for - Grand jury indicts 1 officer on criminal charges 6 months after Breonna Taylor fatally shot by police in Kentucky
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A former Louisville police officer has been indicted by a grand jury on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree in connection with the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. The long-awaited charges against the former officer, Brett Hankison, were immediately criticized by demonstrators who had demanded more serious counts and the arrests of the three officers involved in the March shooting.
The other two officers -- Sgt. John Mattingly and Det. Myles Cosgrove -- were not charged following months of demonstrations.
1. Have you been following this case?
2. The charges come more than six months after Taylor, a 26-year-old Black EMT and aspiring nurse, was shot to death by Louisville police officers in her home. The officers broke down the door to her apartment while executing a late-night, "no-knock" warrant in a narcotics investigation on March 13. The grand jury announced that Officer Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment in connection to the police raid. Do you think he should be charged with murder?
3. Louisville has prepared for the possibility of unrest from the decision. For months, protesters have criticized the length of the investigation and demanded the arrests of all officers involved. Do you think there will be riots due to this decision?
4. The Louisville city council in June passed Breonna's Law, which banned no-knock warrants and requires officers serving search warrants to wear body cameras. Do you agree with this?
Agree that no-knock warrants should be banned
Agree that officers serving search warrants must wear body cameras