Previous police Brett Hankinson, the suspected killer of Breonna Taylor, is detained once more.
According to a number of news reports, the FBI took four current and former Louisville Metro Police officers into custody early on Thursday morning.
Along with Detective Kelly Hanna Goodlett and Sgt. Kyle Meany, the police team also includes former detectives Brett Hankison and Joshua Jaynes.
In fact, after hearing the news, a lot of individuals tweeted their appreciation for the decision that resulted in Breonna Taylor’s case being resolved.
What happened to Brett Hankison?
Stephanie Wash, the executive editorial producer, tweeted about Brett Hankinson’s arrest after learning of his role in Breonna Taylor’s death. The arrests were also announced by the Department of Justice at a news conference on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. ET.
On June 23, the Louisville Metro Police terminated Officer Brett Hankison due to his involvement in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor.
The decision to proceed with Hankison’s termination was made after the hearing, according to Robert Schroeder, the interim CEO, who made this declaration in a letter.
Hankison has ten days, according to the Courier Journal, to submit a formal appeal to the Police Merit Board, as Schroeder notes.
Despite not being engaged in the initial investigation that resulted in the search warrant for Taylor’s apartment, Hankison was crucial to executing the search warrant, which is when Taylor was slain.
Former Police Officer Charged on Two Counts in Breonna Taylor’s Murder
Breonna Taylor’s former police officer, Brett Hankinson, has been charged with two counts of deprivation of rights committed under color of law.
Former LMPD detectives Kelly Goodlett and Joshua Jaynes are accused of plotting to draft an affidavit for a search warrant.
26-year-old Taylor was tragically shot by Louisville Metro police in the early hours of March 2020 while they executed a search warrant at her South End house as part of a drug investigation.
According to court documents, District Judge Mary Shaw authorized a warrant for Taylor’s residence, which stipulated that police might enter without knocking.
Authorities assert that before entering Taylor’s home with a battering ram, plainclothes officers knocked on the door to make their presence known.
Whereabouts Of Brett Hankison’s Family And Wife
Twenty years into his career with the Louisville Police Department, Brett Hankison has never been photographed with his wife and children.
The 45-year-old ex-cop has maintained a low profile in the wake of the heartbreaking disclosures linking him to Taylor’s death, despite being married and having children.
Taylor, 26, was residing in the apartment with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, who was also there, though Hankison maintains his privacy.
He has also claimed that he started shooting because he believed there were intruders nearby.