The Louisville Metro Police Department is proceeding to fire two police officers in connection with the attack, which led to the shooting of Brona Taylor by the police in March. The police’s lawyer confirmed on Tuesday. Their lawyer said that detective Myers Cosgrove, one of the police officers who shot in the raid, and Detective Josh Jaynes, who obtained a warrant from Taylor’s house, have both received letters of clarification.
According to a copy of a letter obtained by CBS News, Janes’ pre-dismissal letter, signed by interim police chief Yvette Gentry, accused him of lying and requested a search warrant. In the application, Jaynes claimed that he received information from the U.S. Postal Inspector, stating that Taylor’s ex-boyfriend Jamarcus Glover received a suspicious package in Taylor’s apartment.
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According to an investigation by WLKY-TV, a subsidiary of CBS, investigators from the Department of Public Integrity asked Jaynes in May whether he had deliberately misled the judge to get the wanted warrant approved.
Jaynes said in a taped interview: “My wording there may be different.” “But I try to be (unintelligible) as detailed as possible. Or sometimes it’s good to be less detailed.”
Gentry’s letter also claimed that Jaynes did not complete the necessary search warrant action plan on or before March 13 on the day of the raid that caused Taylor’s death.
The letter read: “Because the operation plan was not completed correctly, it created a very dangerous situation for all relevant parties.” “You are the main person in charge of the investigation, but when the search warrant is executed, you, your direct supervisor Or his lieutenant is not there.”
Thomas Clay, a lawyer for Jaynes, told CBS News that Jaynes did not personally develop the operating plan.
Clay said: “The plan was cancelled at multiple command levels.” “In the final notification, a colonel from LMPD was present. Therefore, if there are any deficiencies in the plan, the plan should be reviewed. The supervisors found them.”
Clay also told CBS News that a representative of the mayor’s office attended the last briefing before the raid.
Clay called the dishonest allegations “completely baseless.”
The gentleman wrote in the letter that Janes will have the opportunity to defend himself in a meeting with the gentleman and “specialists” on Thursday morning. Clay said he will attend this meeting.
CBS News has not yet reviewed the termination letter against Cosgrove, but his lawyer confirmed to WLKY-TV that his client has received the letter. The lawyer did not provide further comment.
A spokesperson for the Louisville Metro Police Department said that due to internal investigations, it was unable to comment on the case.
Former police officer Brett Hankison used to beBecause of his role in the raid.He is the only officer The damage caused by the raid, although he was not directly charged with Taylor’s death. Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton harm for shooting into a neighboring apartment.He begged .
After the former chief Steve Conrad was fired, the gentleman took over as the interim police chief in October.Portrait of David McAtee, a black man who owns a grill restaurant in Louisville.
Taylor was shot dead when the police executed a search warrant related to a drug case in her home.Taylor’s boyfriendClaiming that the police never declared himself, he shot them when they smashed the apartment door with a ram.
Walker was tragically wounded, and the police shot and killed Taylor. No illegal drugs were found in the apartment.
Lonita Baker, a lawyer for Breonna Taylor’s family, welcomed the department’s dismissal of two police officers, but she made it clear that her client, in addition to demanding the dismissal, also wanted to see more Many criminal charges.
“The gentleman sergeant has done what she can do
With these officials, terminate them. Therefore, the fact that they will not go back to patrol the streets of Louisville, Kentucky is a step in the right direction. “Baker told CBS News.
She made it clear that “in ideal circumstances, all officers will be filed at this time, and all officers, including Sergeant Mattinley, will be fired.”
Baker said that she and her clients believe that the “termination of the actions alleged in the letter” against Cosgrove is sufficient to prove that we have criminal charges.
Victoria Albert (Victoria Albert) and Erin Donoghue (Erin Donoghue) contributed reports.