Criminal Law

Judge Declares Mistrial in Case of Former Police Officer Involved in the Fatal Breonna Taylor Raid

A federal judge declared a mistrial Thursday after jurors failed to reach a verdict in the civil rights trial of a former Louisville police detective who was part of the botched raid that killed Breonna Taylor in 2020.

Brett Hankison was charged with violating the civil rights of the 26-year-old Black woman, her boyfriend and her neighbors when he opened fire through a window and a sliding glass door into her apartment during the raid.

Hankison was charged with two counts of deprivation of rights for firing 10 rounds through Taylor’s bedroom window and sliding glass door, which were covered with blinds and a blackout curtain. Multiple bullets went through a wall into her neighbor’s apartment. Investigators said none of Hankison’s rounds hit anyone.

Read the source article at CBS News

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