OFFICER WHO SHOT BREONNA TAYLOR TO BE FIRED
One of the Louisville police officers who shot Black emergency medical technician Breonna Taylor, and the officer that prepared the warrant for the botched raid during which she was killed, were told on Tuesday that the department aimed to fire them.
Taylor's death when police entered her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky, early on March 13 was one of a string of killings of African Americans that fuelled mass protest demonstrations across the United States in 2020.
Taylor's boyfriend, who was with her when police burst into the home, fired once at what he said he believed were intruders. Three police officers responded with 32 shots, six of which struck Taylor, killing her.
Lawyers for Det. Myles Cosgrove, one of the officers who shot Taylor, and Det. Joshua Jaynes, who prepared the search warrant, said in a statement quoted by the New York Times that each had received notices of termination.