The Louisville Courier Journal reports:
Jefferson County grand jury has indicted one of three Louisville officers will face criminal charges in the March 13 fatal police shooting of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor.
It was announced Wednesday. Former detective Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly was not indicted. Detective Myles Cosgrove was not indicted.
The announcement comes after Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s office presented its findings to the grand jury earlier this week. His team has been investigating the Taylor shooting since May.
Louisville has prepared for the possibility of unrest from the decision. For months, protesters have criticized the length of the investigation and demanded the arrests of all officers involved.
Anticipating new protests, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Interim Police Chief Robert Schroeder Wednesday afternoon announced a 72-hour countywide curfew starting 9 p.m. Government buildings will be closed. The Kentucky National Guard has been activated, Schroeder said.
“I urge everyone to commit once again to a peaceful, lawful response, like we’ve seen here for the majority of the past several months,” Fisher said.
The family reached a $12 million settlement with the city of Louisville earlier this month.
Jefferson County grand jury indicts former ofc. Brett Hankison Breonna Taylor's death, with 3 counts of Wanton Endangerment in 1st Degree! We urge @kyoag to accept this recommendation ASAP. While not fully what we wanted, this brings us closer to #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor. pic.twitter.com/yhtcD1FvCU
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) September 23, 2020
Breonna Taylor's killer, Brett Hankison, charged with Class D felony: wanton endangerment in the first degree, max of 1 to 5 years in prison. $15,000 cash bond. No other officers charged. Once again, our “justice” system shows it’s designed to protect the powerful. #BreonnaTaylor
— Eliza Orlins (@elizaorlins) September 23, 2020