Cameron said the three police officers fired a total of 32 shots. Cannonball fired by the sergeant. He said that Jonathan Mattingly and detective Myles Cosgrove (Myles Cosgrove) attacked Ms. Taylor, and Mr. Hankison fired 10 rounds. None of them attacked Ms. Taylor.
Mr. Hankison opened fire on the sliding glass patio doors and windows of Ms. Taylor’s apartment building. Both doors were covered by shutters. This violated the department’s policy of requiring police officers to keep sight. Some bullets entered a nearby apartment and a pregnant woman, her husband and their 5-year-old child fell asleep. Mr. Hankison was removed from office. He said in a termination letter that he “showed a great indifference to the value of human life.”
Since May, Ms. Taylor’s name and image have become part of the national campaign against racial injustice, with celebrities writing open letters and erecting billboards demanding that white officials be criminally charged. Ms. Palmer sued Louisville for unlawful death and received a $12 million settlement last week. But she and her lawyer insisted that nothing is enough except for murder, and protesters across the country have asked for it.
The family’s lawyer, Ben Crump, wrote on Twitter that failing to accuse any official who killed Ms. Taylor was “outrageous and offensive”. The Democratic Governor of Kentucky Andy Beshear and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer both called on the Republican Attorney General to publish as much evidence as possible online for public review .
Many legal experts say that before the allegations are announced, a prosecution to kill Ms. Taylor is unlikely because the state’s regulations allow citizens to use lethal force in self-defense. John W. Stewart, the former Assistant Attorney General of Kentucky, said he believes that at least Sergeant Mattingley and Detective Cosgrove are protected by the law.
Stewart said: “As an African-American, as a victim of the police, I personally behaved disorderly, blocked and described by others. I know how people feel.” “I have been there, but I have also Served as a prosecutor, emotions can’t play a role here.”