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Feds charge 4 police officers in fatal Breonna Taylor raid

 

August 5, 2022

Taylor Family attorney Sam Aguiar via AP file

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar shows Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky. Attorneys for a former police officer involved in the Taylor raid want to ban news outlets from part of the jury selection process. Former Louisville Officer Brett Hankison is set to go on trial on wanton endangerment charges, with jury selection set to begin on Feb. 1, 2022.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The federal government filed civil rights charges Thursday against four Louisville police officers over the drug raid that led to the death of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman whose fatal shooting helped fuel the racial justice protests that rocked the nation in 2020.

The charges - most of which stem from the faulty drug warrant used to search Taylor's home - are an effort to hold law enforcement accountable for the killing of the 26-year-old medical worker. One of the officers was acquitted of state charges earlier this year.

"Breonna Taylor should be alive today," Attorney General Merrick Garland said in announcing the charges, which include unlawful conspiracy, use of force and obstruction of justice.

https://www.startribune.com/feds-charge-4-police-officers-in-fatal-breonna-taylor-raid/600195667/

 

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