Louisville Police fires cop who shot Breonna Taylor and detective who sought ...

BREAKING NEWS: Louisville Police Department fires cop who shot Breonna Taylor dead and officer who obtained no-knock warrant that led to botched raid

By Karen Ruiz For Dailymail.com

Published: 16:40 GMT, 6 January 2021 | Updated: 17:08 GMT, 6 January 2021



Two Louisville police officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor have been fired, nearly ten months after the deadly raid that sparked nationwide protests over racial injustice and police brutality.

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Detective Joshua Jaynes - who obtained the controversial no-knock search warrant for Taylor's home - and Detective Myles Cosgrove - who shot the fatal bullet, were terminated on Tuesday, The Courier Journal reported.   

It comes days after the two officers received pre-termination letters stating they had violated department procedures during the botched drug investigation on March 13.  

Detective Joshua Jaynes

Detective Myles Cosgrove

Detectives Joshua Jaynes (left) and Myles Cosgrove (right) were fired on Tuesday in connection to Breonna Taylor's fatal shooting on March 13

An investigation by the department's Professional Standards Unit found Jaynes  violated procedures for preparation of a search warrant and truthfulness, his attorney Thomas Clay said. 

No officers face charges in relation to Taylor's killing. One of the officers involved, Brett Hankison faces a charge of wanton endangerment for firing recklessly into a neighboring apartment. He has pleaded not guilty, and has since been fired.

Clay last week told the publication they would try to contest the decision at a pretermination hearing.

'Jaynes did nothing wrong,' he said. 

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