US: Four police officers finally charged in the death of Breonna Taylor

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in March 2020, Breonna Taylor has become well in spite of an icon of the Black Lives Matter movement, which denounce The violence that black people are still undergoing in the United States. The 26-year-old African-American-African-American had been killed in her apartment in Louisville (United States) by police who suspected her ex-little drug trafficking, recalls the New York Times . Hearing noise, Breonna's then companion thinks of a burglary and opens fire with a weapon which he legally held . The police replied and it is 20 balls that cross the body of the young nursing assistant.

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More than two years later, this Thursday, August 4, Merrick Garland , the United States Minister of Justice, announced federal proceedings against four police officers involved in death of the young woman.

"Breonna Taylor should be alive today," said the minister at a press conference. He also said that the police entered the apartment with a false search warrant. Federal justice therefore decided to instill the Policeman Brett Hankison first for excessive use ". Merrick Garland justifies: "He fired ten shots by a window and a French window covered with blackout curtains.

False mandate and mortal lies

Federal justice also charged three of his former colleagues involved in the case: Joshua Jaynes , Kyle Meany and Kelly Goodlett . They are accused of having lied to the search warrant at the origin of the drama. "The accused knew that the mandate contained false and deceptive information and that other elements had been omitted," said the Minister of Justice. Before adding that the police "knew that it could create a dangerous situation and we argue that these illegal acts resulted in the death of Breonna Taylor".

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Tamika Palmer , Breonna's mother said that these federal charges finally justified her fight to prove that the police were not allowed to enter the house of her daughter. "What we say since the start is the truth: the police should not have been there," she said. Before entrusting, moved: “I waited 874 days to live today.

So far, local justice has only charged Brett Hankison. And he had been worried not for the death of Breonna Taylor but for the "endangerment" of one of his neighbors. His acquittal in March 2022 had been perceived as a denial of justice by anti -racist activists.

Reports: Ex-officer to plead guilty in Breonna Taylor case .
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former Louisville police Detective Kelly Goodlett intends to plead guilty to a civil rights charge stemming from the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman whose death in a botched police drug raid helped spark racial justice protests in 2020. Goodlett is set to appear Aug. 22 before a federal judge to enter her plea, media outlets reported, citing her lawyer, Brandon Marshall. Marshall did not immediately return phone calls and emails seeking comment Friday.

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