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Mon May 10, 2021, 02:51 AM

Officers shouldn't have fired into Breonna Taylor's home, report says

Newly released documents from an internal probe into the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor shows two investigators determined that none of the officers involved in serving a 2020 narcotics warrant at the 26-year-old's apartment should have fired their gun, but the findings were contradicted by senior officials in the Louisville Metro Police Department, according to a new report from two investigators.

Sgt. Andrew Meyer of the police department's Professional Standards Unit determined in a preliminary report dated Dec. 4 that the three officers involved in the March 13, 2020, shooting should have held their fire after Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, shot one of them, according to the documents obtained by ABC News.

"They took a total of thirty-two shots, when the provided circumstances made it unsafe to take a single shot. This is how the wrong person was shot and killed," Meyer wrote, according to the report.

Meyer made a preliminary finding that Louisville police Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, who was shot in the leg during the incident, and former officers Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison all allegedly violated department use-of-force policy by ignoring the significant risk of hitting someone who did not pose a threat, the internal report reads.




https://abcnews.go.com/US/officers-shouldnt-fired-breonna-taylors-home-documents-reportedly/story?id=77586503

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RandySF May 10 OP
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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 03:38 AM

1. They need a fucking report to tell them not to shoot blindly into a residential building? ( n/t )

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 08:58 AM

2. What they need to do is go after the bozos that prepared the warrant and approved it.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 08:59 AM

3. Duh

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 09:15 AM

4. In other news, new research reveals that water is wet.

 

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 12:57 AM

5. They Used Excessive Force

There was no reason to fire thirty-two shots into a home. Brett Hankison should have been charged with greater crimes. It was reckless to fire shots into a home without being able to see where the shots were going.

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Response to erpowers (Reply #5)

Tue May 11, 2021, 03:42 AM

7. +1, could you imagine if multiple children were in the house ?!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 01:39 AM

6. They broke the first rule of shooting

Never shoot when you don't know what you might hit. High likelihood of hitting the wrong person when you shoot into a building or a vehicle when you don't know who else is in it.

Kenneth Walker did exactly what anybody should have done. From his vantage point it would have seemed like someone trying to break in and he has all the right in the world to protect his home with force.

Even if it had been the right house, it would still have been a bad shoot because they fired blindly into the house.

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