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Officer Brett Hankison has been fired by Louisville Metro PD for his involvement in the Breonna Taylor shooing and multiple sexual assault allegations.

One Louisville Officer Involved In Breonna Taylor's Murder Fired By Louisville Metro Police Department

Louisville Metro Police Department
By Yuriy Andriyashchuk

People have been demanding justice for Breonna Taylor for months now as on March 13, she was shot eight times in her home and killed as three members of the Louisville Metro Police Department entered. They mistook the home for a nearby drug ring. Taylor's boyfriend also fired shots back as he believed the police were intruders due to them not revealing who they were. Police entered the home due to a "no-knock" warrant they received. Last week though, "Breonna's Law" was passed in order to ban this.

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Breonna Taylor was killed inside her home on March 13 by Brett Hankison and two other Lousville MPD officers.

Despite Breonna's Law being passed, there was still no arrests, charges, or firings of the officers who unjustly stormed into Taylor's home and taking her life away from her.

There seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel though as Mayor Greg Fischer has now announced that Brett Hankison, one of the three officers to shoot Taylor, has been fired, according to USA Today.

"I find your conduct a shock to the conscience," said the department's interim chief, Robert Schroeder, "I am alarmed and stunned you used deadly force in this fashion."

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Officer Myles Cosgrove have since been placed on adminstrative reassignment.
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Schroeder says that Hankison "blindly" fired 10 shots at Taylor's apartment which "created a substantial danger of death and serious injury. gt. Jonathan Mattingly and Officer Myles Cosgrove, the other two officers involved in Taylor's murder, have been placed on administrative reassignment.

"The result of your action seriously impedes the Department's goal of providing the citizens of our city with the most professional law enforcement agency possible," Schroeder continued. "I cannot tolerate this type of conduct by any member of the Louisville Metro Police Department. Your conduct demands your termination."

Protestors nationwide have shown a tremendous amount of support while marching over the past month.
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Fischer also added that is not able to speak on this situation any further at the moment. He cited how the chief and himself are "precluded" from discussing it.

"Unfortunately, due to a provision in state law that I would very much like to see changed, both the chief and I are precluded from talking about what brought us to this moment or even the timing of this decision," Fischer said.

In addition to how Hankison acted in this case, he is also being accused by sexual assault by multiple women.

Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd have been three victims of police brutality since May.
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Hankison is accused of sexually assaulting these women after offering rides to them to take them home due to being intoxicated. A LMPD spokesperson has since said that they were looking into these claims.

As far as the suspects in the drug ring that Hankison and LMPD were looking for, they were already in custody when Taylor was shot and killed. The other two need to be arrested now with all three facing significant prison time. We've since seen Beyoncé write to Kentucky's Attorney General, Daniel Cameron, calling for arrests and charges in this case as well.

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