Walker, Crump said, believed the police “were committing a home invasion.

Police Officer Kelly Hanna Goodlett "originally identifies the Elliott search time at '12' on the warrant execution form, only to subsequently add a faint '40' later on to give the impression entry was made around the same time as entry to Breonna's," Aguiar wrote in the document. Outrage over a grand jury's failure to bring homicide charges against the officers who burst into Taylor's apartment six months ago set off a new round of demonstrations in several American cities. The protestors held signs calling for justice for Taylor and as well as calling for defunding the police. called for the Department of Justice to investigate Taylor’s killing. Here's what people want to know", "The Only Witness Who Heard Police Announce Themselves at Breonna Taylor's Door Changed His Story", "The 'very troubling' questions AG Cameron isn't answering on the Breonna Taylor decision", "Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron asks judge to revoke order, keep evidence sealed in Breonna Taylor case", "Ballistics raise doubts about AG Cameron's claim Breonna Taylor's boyfriend shot officer: report", "Protester struck by SUV at Breonna Taylor demonstration In Hollywood", "Breonna Taylor Was Shot and Killed by Police in Her Own Home", "Statement by Thomas B. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Almost as quickly as the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor become an international story and trending topic on social media, so did the misinformation about her life and death. The lawsuit alleged that the officers fired blindly into their apartment and nearly hit the man's head, shattered a sliding glass door, and hit objects in three rooms and a hallway. These charges have since been dropped. It has been criticized for trivializing the incident by being akin to the meme "Epstein didn't kill himself". Protesters march through downtown Nashville as they demonstrate against the Louisville grand jury decision about the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Police line the street in front of First Unitarian Church on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, after golf balls were seen being thrown from a nearby residential building in downtown Louisville. [133] In Louisville, two LMPD officers were shot during the protest and one suspect was kept in custody.

[112], For months after the shooting, there were demands from Taylor's family, some members of the local community, and protesters worldwide that the officers involved in the shooting be fired and criminally charged.

He was trying to protect Breonna. Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old unarmed African-American woman, was fatally shot in her Louisville, Kentucky apartment on March 13, 2020, when white plainclothes officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove of the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) forced entry into the apartment as part of an investigation into drug dealing operations. It's nothing like that. The first grand juror said the panel "didn’t agree that certain actions were justified". Additionally, a K-9 report from Elliott Avenue that night indicates the dog began the search at 12:25 a.m. Glover told The Courier Journal/USA TODAY that he learned Taylor had died while he was handcuffed outside the Elliott Avenue house and overheard officers and dispatchers on a police radio saying shots had been fired at her apartment address. This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Fact checking 8 myths in Breonna Taylor case: Was she asleep when police shot her?

But even if Glover was not in custody before officers forced their way into Taylor's home, based on statements by Mattingly, police still likely knew where he was at that time, as attorneys for Taylor's family assert. "[77] These statements contradict Cameron's claims that the grand jury "agreed" the officers who shot Taylor were justified in returning fire after Taylor’s boyfriend shot at them. [13], The police filed an incident report that claimed that Taylor had no injuries and that no forced entry occurred. He noted the sixth "projectile" was lodged in one of Taylor's feet. We're fact checking the news and sending it to your inbox daily. [94] The city agreed to initiate a housing credits program for police officers to live in the Louisville Metro area, a fundamental community policing measure, institute policing changes requiring more oversight by top commanders, and make mandatory safeguards that were only "common practice" before the raid. [79] [156][157] In September 2020, George Clooney issued a statement in which he said that he was "ashamed" by the decision to charge Hankison with wanton endangerment rather than with Taylor's death. Jonathan Mattingly in the leg, requiring surgery. Hicks felt compelled to come to the park because he can't stop thinking about Breonna Taylor. “That one shooting – and then when it doesn’t get the proper response from those in city government – can be the thing that knocks the dominoes down,” he said. More than six months ago, Louisville, Kentucky police broke open Breonna Taylor's front door and then fatally shot the 26-year-old EMT in her home. The office had concluded that the apartment was not, Gooden said. They don’t do this in other neighborhoods.”. Taylor’s 950-square-foot apartment was on the ground level, and a floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass door gave way to her patio, which faced the parking lot. His lawyer, Steve Romines, has raised claims that Walker fired only one bullet and that the recovered round had no blood on it. Mattingly, Cosgrove and Hankison were all placed on administrative reassignment pending the results of the investigation into Taylor's death. Police fired in response, striking Taylor multiple times, according to her family's lawsuit against Louisville police. "[110] Mattingly gave an interview in October to ABC News and The Louisville Courier Journal in which he reiterated his accusations that city officials had not come to his and the other officers' defense in the incident's aftermath.

Ultimately, Cameron quashed Romines' theory, saying Mattingly was struck by a 9 mm round; officers on scene all carried .40 caliber handguns. [150] Until Freedom and O magazine put up 26 billboards—one for every year of Taylor's life—around Louisville. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. [8], In December 2016, Fernandez Bowman was found dead in a car rented by Taylor and used by Glover. Despite claims Mattingly was hit by friendly fire, the sergeant was struck by 9 mm round, which none of his colleagues' guns could have fired. In the interview he highlighted the tragedy of the shooting but claimed that it was unlike the death of George Floyd, saying, "This is not us going, hunting somebody down. The Louisville Courier Journal, part of the USA TODAY Network, has been tracking Taylor's case and monitoring related social media posts since her March 13 slaying. Taylor shared her apartment with her younger sister, Juniyah Palmer. [4] A Kentucky State Police ballistics report is inconclusive, saying that "due to limited markings of comparative value," the bullet that hit Mattingly and exited his thigh was neither "identified nor eliminated as having been fired" from Walker's gun. Glover has since told The Courier Journal and USA TODAY that Taylor had no involvement in drug trafficking. Jonathan Mattingly is an LMPD police officer who joined the department in 2000, became a sergeant in 2009, and joined the narcotics division in 2016. [154][155], The September 2020 edition of Vanity Fair featured a painting of Taylor by Amy Sherald on the cover.

Detective Joshua Jaynes, who obtained the search warrant for Taylor's apartment, has also been reassigned by the department's leadership. Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, has said he heard pounding at the door, but he did not hear anyone announce they were police. It's virtually blank", "Officer in Breonna Taylor case under investigation for sexual assault, mayor says", "Louisville police is firing officer Brett Hankison involved in Breonna Taylor shooting", "Officer involved in Breonna Taylor shooting to be fired", "Officer Brett Hankison being fired from Louisville police after Breonna Taylor shooting", "Fired: Det. It would also apply to state and local law enforcement that receive funding from the Justice Department. The bullet struck Mattingly's femoral artery after piercing his wallet, which he kept in his left, front pocket, Wine said. Mattingly and officers Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove returned fire, shooting more than 20 rounds. Hours after the shooting, then-Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad told news media there was no body-camera footage to share from the shooting.

[141], Commentators such as Arwa Mahdawi and Brittney Cooper suggested Taylor's killing would likely not have received so much attention if not for the George Floyd protests, as black women are often neglected. [131], On September 23, the night after the grand jury verdict was announced, protesters gathered in the Jefferson Square Park area of Louisville as well as many other U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Dallas, Minneapolis, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Denver, Nashville, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Portland. About one-hundred people held a peaceful protest at Union Square in Manhattan Sept. 24, 2020, one day after a grand jury charged only one officer for shooting into a neighboring apartment in the case of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky. Lawyers for Taylor’s family and her boyfriend Kenneth Walker, who was with Taylor that night, say they did not. [92], On May 15, Taylor's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the estate of Breonna Taylor against the officers and the city of Louisville. Jaynes also wrote that he "verified through a U.S. postal inspector that Jamarcus Glover has been receiving packages" at Taylor's apartment. [127] On July 24, protesters marched into the NuLu area of Louisville, blocked the 600 block of E. Market Street with metal barricades and set up long metal tables for an impromptu block party to highlight demands for NuLu business owners, including hiring a more proportionate number of black workers. Kenneth Walker was initially charged with attempted murder of a police officer and first-degree assault. "The timeline and evidence at the scene is more indicative of (police) actually shooting Mattingly than it is Kenny Walker.". But they got out of bed before police entered, and Taylor died on her hallway floor.