Police officer involved in Breonna Taylor shooting fired

Louisville Metro Police Officer Brett Hankison fired for his role in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor in March 2020 during a no-knock search warrant drug raid at her apartment. No drugs were found.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The Louisville Metro police department has fired one of the police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.

A termination letter for Officer Brett Hankison released by the city’s police department today said Hankinson violated procedures by showing “extreme indifference to the value of human life.”

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The letter also said Hankinson violated the rule against using deadly force.

Taylor, who was Black, was shot eight times by officers who burst into her Louisville home using a no-knock warrant during a March 13 narcotics investigation.

Two other officers remain on administrative reassignment while the shooting is investigated.