‘No forced entry,”None injured,’ ‘officers identified themselves’ -Gist of LMP incident reporting after badgering in and shooting homeowner dead in her bed
Louisville police released virtually blank police report from the night Breonna Taylor was shot dead by cops who listed her injuries as ‘none’ – even though she had been shot eight times
Louisville police released an incident report of the death of Breonna Taylor on Wednesday, three months after her fatal shooting
The report provided little details but contained serious inaccuracies including stating that Taylor had no injuries despite being shot by police eight times
It also claims no forced entry was made despite previous police statements saying otherwise
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said the report is ‘unacceptable’
The police department blamed the mistakes on a reporting program which created the file
No one has been charged The three police officers who raided Taylor’s home on March 13 remain on the force despite calls for their dismissal and for them to be charged
Louisville police released an incident report of the death of Breonna Taylor on Wednesday, three months after her fatal shooting. It stated Taylor had no injuries despite being shot by police eight times in one of several inaccuracies in the otherwise blank report
The incident report was filed on the night of the shooting but was only released Thursday – three months after Taylor’s death, and only after her family pushed for transparency about the events that led to her death.
The report has sparked further outrage among protesters and increased the calls for the officers involved to be charged with her death.
The three officers in the case – from left, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detectives Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove – have not been charged in the shooting and have been placed on administrative leave
Disappointed, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer called the released report ‘unacceptable’.
‘It’s issues like this that erode public confidence in LMPD’s ability to do its job, and that´s why I’ve ordered an external top-to-bottom review of the department,’ he said in an statement.
‘I am sorry for the additional pain to the Taylor family and our community.’
Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who represents the family, shared the report on social media and said ‘I’m appalled by LMPD’s nearly BLANK incident report from the investigation of Breonna Taylor.
‘It lists “NONE” under Breonna’s injuries… She was SHOT 8 TIMES!! It took 3 months to produce and release this report publicly – and THIS is what we get?!’ he added.
The report dated March 13, the day of the shooting, cites a police-involved death investigation and identifies Taylor as the victim.
Despite being four-pages long, it provides little information on the incident.
Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who represents the family, said he was ‘appalled’ that police were brazen enough to release an ’empty’ report in the case
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer called the released report ‘unacceptable’, prompting him to order a comprehensive external review of the dept
It redacts Taylor’s street number, apartment number and date of birth — all of which have been widely reported.
Hours after the shooting, Louisville Police gave more details about the incident during a media briefing.
Officials said the officers knocked, announced themselves and then forced their way into Taylor’s apartment, where they were met with gunfire.
Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, fired once and struck an officer identified as Jonathan Mattingly.
Walker said he had fired as he believed the house was being broken into and called 911 when he heard the detectives enter, not knowing who they were.
Yet there is no mention of Walker in the incident report on Taylor’s death released this week.
Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker, [photo], who has a license to carry, fired his gun during the raid thinking they were being robbed. He hit an officer and the cops fired back killing Taylor. There was no mention of Walker in the incident report released this week
Breonna Taylor was killed after police fired at least 20 rounds into the home, according to a lawsuit filed by her family. which the incident report fails to mention
Taylor’s family wants answers after she was killed by cops in bed at her Louisville home
‘Inaccuracies in the report are unacceptable to us, and we are taking immediate steps to correct the report and to ensure the accuracy of incident reports going forward,’ the statement said.
The three officers involved in the shooting and named in the police report – Mattingly, 47, Brett Hankison, 44, and Myles Cosgrove, 42 – have been placed on administrative reassignment while the shooting is investigated.
This week the detective who requested the warrant, Joshua Jaynes, also was reassigned.
Despite calls to do so, Mayor Fischer has stated that the city does not have the capacity to fire the officers until the investigation into Taylor’s death is complete, due to a contract with the Fraternal Order of Police.
Taylor’s family have since launched a lawsuit for wrongful death.
Police say the search was part of a drugs investigation, but the suit says none were found at the home.
Taylor’s lawyers add that the main suspect, Jamarcus Glover, was already in custody at the time of the raid.
Taylor and Walker had been sleeping in bed when police raided their home and they thought they were being burglarized, the suit says.
It claims that Mattingly, Hankison and Myles Cosgrove entered their apartment shortly before 1am, without announcing themselves.
Walker, who has a license to carry, fired his gun thinking they were being robbed, his attorneys say.
Taylor – who had no criminal record and worked for two local hospitals – was killed after police fired at least 20 rounds into the home, according to the lawsuit.
Det. Joshua Jaynes, the officer who applied for the ‘no-knock’ search warrant that led to Breonna Taylor’s death, has been placed on administrative reassignment, Louisville police announced Wednesday
‘We’ve got body camera footage from Brett Hankison in other situations and then we got a citation that shows that Myles Cosgrove just two months before this while serving a search warrant for the Criminal Interdiction Unit was wearing a body camera,’ attorney Sam Aguiar said.
The calls for the dismissal of the officers and for them to be charged with Taylor’s death grew louder from May 28 after the 911 call made by Walker when the police entered was released.
Walker was initially charged with attempted murder of a police officer, but that charge was dropped by prosecutors in May. The officer was shot in the thigh and has since recovered.
Local media outlet, the Courier-Journal, is also suing the police department, seeking the immediate release of the file on the investigation into Taylor’s shooting.
Police have said it can’t be released as the investigation is ongoing.
The FBI has opened is own investigation into Taylor’s death.