No Officers Directly Charged in Killing of Breonna Taylor
Written by Jazzy T on September 23, 2020
After 100+ days of protests, a Kentucky Grand Jury has indicted one former officer for his actions the night Breonna Taylor was murdered in her own home. However Louisville police will not face any charges for her death. Brett Hankinson was fired on June 23rd amid nationwide calls for his arrest. On Wednesday September 23, he was indicted on 3 counts of wanton endangerment for recklessly firing shots into apartment #3, Breonna lived in apartment #4. The other two officers who fired into the apartment building were deemed justified in their use of force because Breonna’s boyfriend shot first.
The wanton endangerment charges each carry a sentence of up to five years.
Attorney Daniel Cameron, the special prosecutor in the case held a press conference explaining the details of the jury’s indictment.
Notice how the AG leans heavily on “guilty until proven innocent” when explaining why no one was charged in Breonna’s death. He often echoes President Trump’s law and order rhetoric.
Cameron is one of two black men on Trump’s list of Supreme Court Justice picks to replace the Notorious RBG. The other is former Michigan Supreme Court Judge Robert Young.
Before the Breonna Taylor case, Cameron’s claim to fame was serving as legal council to Senator Mitch McConnel. He continues to invalidate the Affordable Care Act aka ObamaCare.
AG Cameron halted abortions in Kentucky during the pandemic shutdown, calling it an elective procedure. He even challenged mask mandates and other pandemic safety measures implemented by the Governor of Kentucky.