Earlier today, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that four police officers were charged for the fatal attack of Breonna Taylor in 2020.
Say Her Name
Arrests have been made and charges brought up against four police officers involved in the attack and death of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in 2020.
Taylor was killed in a police raid of her Kentucky apartment, which she shared with her boyfriend.
Her murder sparked outrage all over the country, resulting in one of the biggest protest movements against racism since the civil rights.
From Discharge To Conviction
The four arrested officers were identified as Detective Joshua Jaynes, Sergeant Kyle Meany, Detective Brett Hankison, and Detective Kelly Goodlett.
These charges follow the Louisville Metro Department’s decision to discharge the trio of Brett Hankinson, Joshua Jaynes, and Myles Cosgrove, nearly three years after Breonna’s death.
In the last couple of years, Hankinson was the only officer facing charges.
According to AG Garland, the four were charged under federal law.
“The department has charged four current and former Louisville Metro Police Department officers with federal crimes related to Ms. Taylor’s death”.
He said the charges: “include civil rights offenses, unlawful conspiracies, unconstitutional use of force, and obstruction offenses.”