Four current, former Louisville police officers federally charged in Breonna Taylor’s death

Aug 4, 2022, 9:29 AM | Updated: 4:33 pm
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar shows Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky. Two officers involved in the no-knock warrant that resulted in her shooting death have been fired. (Courtesy of Taylor Family attorney Sam Aguiar via AP, File)
(Courtesy of Taylor Family attorney Sam Aguiar via AP, File)
Originally Published: 04 AUG 22 11:22 ET

 (CNN) — Four current and former Louisville Metro Police Department officers involved in the deadly raid on Breonna Taylor’s home were arrested on Thursday and charged with civil rights offenses, unlawful conspiracies, unconstitutional use of force and obstruction offenses, Attorney General Merrick Garland said at a press conference Thursday.

Joshua Jaynes, Kelly Goodlett and Kyle Meany were charged with submitting a false affidavit to search Taylor’s home, and then worked together to create a “false cover story in an attempt to escape responsibility for their roles in preparing the warrant affidavit that contained false information.

Brett Hankison was indicted on two counts of deprivation of rights under color of law. An attorney for Hankison had no comment.

These are the first federal charges brought against any of the officers involved in the botched 2020 raid. Hankison faced three state-level charges of felony wanton endangerment but was acquitted on all three in March.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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Four current, former Louisville police officers federally charged in Breonna Taylor’s death