No Charges against officers in Breonna Taylor Case



Attorney General Daniel Cameron held a press conference to announce the results of the grand jury proceedings in the investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor. In his press conference, he claimed the Grand Jury would only indict one officer in the death of Miss Taylor.


The only officer to be charged was Hankison who was charged with three felony counts of wanton endangerment; none of the other officers involved in the raid have been charged, and no charges were brought directly relating to Taylor’s death.

It was determined that shots that returned fire were done for self-defense purposes. "The use of force by Mattingly and Cosgrove was justified to protect themselves." Attorney General Daniel Cameron said at the press conference.


Key takeaways involving the grand jury are:

  • Former detective Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly was not indicted.

  • Detective Myles Cosgrove was not indicted.

Officer Hankinson faces a maximum of 5 years in prison and is being held on a $15,000 bond. The charge wanton endangerment charge is a class D felony.


Miss Taylor was killed by Louisville police officers on March 13 while serving a "no-knock" warrant. However, facts are disputed in the case as police did knock on the door of her apartment to serve the warrant.

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