Former LMPD Detective Indicted in Connection to Breonna Taylor Case

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of former Louisville Metro Police Department Detective Brett Hankison on three counts of 1st Degree Wanton Endangerment.

Posted: Sep 23, 2020 12:58 PM
Updated: Sep 24, 2020 9:27 AM

A Grand Jury indicted former Louisville Metro Police Department Detective Brett Hankison on three counts of 1st Degree Wanton Endangerment on Wednesday in connection to the Breonna Taylor case.

Hankison, who was fired from LMPD in relation to the case in June, was given a $15,000 cash bond and a warrant for his arrest was issued. 

He was charged with the three counts of 1st Degree Wanton Endangerment after authorities found that the bullets fired by Hankison traveled into the neighboring apartment while three residents were home.

Hankison wasn't charged for the shots fired into Taylor's apartment.

Two other officers who fired their weapons during the March 13 incident, Sergeant Johnathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove, were not indicted.

Attorney General Daniel Cameron said Hankison could serve up to five years for each count of Wanton Endangerment.

LINK: Attorney General Details Completion of Breonna Taylor Death Investigation

Precautions have been taken in Louisville all week in preparation for the possibility of protests, with businesses boarding up their windows and a city-wide curfew going into effect.

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