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One of 3 Police Officers Involved in Breonna Taylor’s Fatal Shooting Charged

UPDATE: Former police detective Brett Hankison pleaded not guilty to three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment in a Kentucky courtroom on Monday, Sept. 28.

Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Ann Bailey Smith set bond at $15,000 and declined Hankison’s lawyer’s request that he be allowed to possess a firearm.

Hankison will next appear in court on Oct. 28.

Get more details on Breonna Taylor‘s case below:

Former police detective Brett Hankinson has been indicted on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment for his role in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. 

The announcement was made Sept. 23 from Judge Annie O’Connell after a grand jury presented its decision in Louisville, Kent. Other police officers involved in the raid on Taylor’s home were not criminally charged by the grand jury. According to NBC News, a warrant will soon be issued for Hankinson’s arrest.

The decision comes six months after the 26-year-old EMT was shot and killed by police officers who requested and obtained a no-knock search warrant used to enter her home in connection to a narcotics investigation. 

In the letter, Schroeder stated that Hankison “violated” the Standard Operating Procedure “Obedience to Rules and Regulations” when his actions “displayed an extreme indifference to the value of human life when you wantonly and blindly fired ten (10) rounds into the apartment of Breonna Taylor.”

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