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Louisville Metro Police Department's internal investigative files in Breonna Taylor case released

Officers in deadly Breonna Taylor raid thought she was alone
Posted at 3:05 PM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 15:06:40-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Louisville Metro Police Department's internal investigative files connected to the raid that killed Breonna Taylor have been released, Mayor Greg Fischer announced.

The files, compiled by LMPD's Public Integrity Unit, include thousands of pages of documents, more than 100 interviews, and at least 50 body camera videos. All of the files are connected to what happened on March 13, 2020, when officers tried to serve warrants on Taylor's apartment while investigating Taylor's ex-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover, in a narcotics investigation.

Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, says he fired a "warning shot" at the officers, thinking they were intruders. Police returned fire and shot Taylor dead. No drugs were found in the home.

Former LMPD Detective Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment for firing rounds into the apartment of Taylor's neighbors. None of the officers involved were charged specifically with Taylor's death.

Last week, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron released roughly 15 hours of recordings in the case.

All of the investigative files can be found here.