The Jefferson County grand jury will present its report on the Breonna Taylor case to a judge on Wednesday. That’s when the public will find out whether the officers involved in Taylor’s death will face charges. The remote proceeding will happen at 1:15 p.m. ET. WLKY will carry this live on air and online. It’s still unclear when we will hear from Attorney General Daniel Cameron, whose office has been handling the case.Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, Detective Myles Cosgrove and now former Detective Brett Hankison, who were part of LMPD’s criminal interdiction unit, have been at the center of the investigation.Taylor was killed in March during a raid on her apartment conducted by the plainclothes narcotics officers. A no-knock warrant was approved to be used at her address, which became a controversial piece of the story. A battering ram was used to enter her home after midnight and the officers were met with gunfire from her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker. Police say three of the officers at the scene, Mattingly, Cosgrove and Hankison, returned fire, and Taylor was shot multiple times to her death in her hallway. Bullets were found throughout the apartment and some went into neighboring units. See photos.Mattingly received a gunshot wound to the leg. A bullet hit his femoral artery.Those officers were immediately put on administrative leave the day of the shooting and Hankison was later fired from the department for misconduct that night. As news of Taylor’s death spread, calls for justice in her case joined those already happening for George Floyd and other Black people killed by police. Protests have continued for over 100 days in the streets of Louisville, with many demanding the trio of officers face murder charges. The investigation has been complicated by the fact that there is allegedly no body camera footage available. At the time, plainclothes narcotics officers with LMPD were not required to wear them — a policy that has since changed, and later became a factor in the firing of former police chief Steve Conrad.Both Walker and Mattingly said in interviews that while a no-knock warrant was issued, knocking did occur. However, they differ on whether police verbally identified themselves before entering the apartment. Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine was asked back in May, after filing a motion to dismiss the case against Walker with prejudice, whether he thought it was possible no one would face charges in connection with Taylor’s death.Then, he said, “What separated these two parties was a door. And it’s very possible that there was no criminal activity on either side of that door because people couldn’t hear what the other party was saying.”On Tuesday, Mattingly sent an email to fellow officers saying that he and the others “did the legal, moral, ethical thing that night.”MORE ON THE INVESTIGATION PROCESSCameron’s office took the case in May after Wine recused himself due to his involvement in Walker’s case. Early on, Cameron said he would not provide a timeline for when he’d decide whether to pursue charges and staunchly maintained that position throughout.Without video of what happened, Cameron said the ballistics report from the FBI, which is conducting its own investigation, was critical. About a month ago, on Aug. 30, he said the report had been received. OFFICER PERSONNEL FILES As WLKY began learning more about Taylor’s death and those involved, we sought out the personnel files for the officers involved. Here’s what we found early on.Professionally, Mattingly joined LMPD in 2000 and was promoted to narcotics in 2016, according to his personnel file. He’s earned 18 letters of commendation and was cited for violation of professional standards in 2017.Cosgrove was promoted to narcotics in 2016 after joining the department in 2005. He has earned 10 letters of commendation. He was suspended twice without pay in 2010 and 2013 for failing to appear in court. In December 2006, Cosgrove was placed on paid administrative leave following an officer-involved shooting. He was cleared to return to duty in May 2007.Hankison joined LMPD in January 2003 and was promoted to narcotics in 2016. He’s earned 43 letters of commendation and was given the exceptional merit award in 2013. Hankison was in a car accident in 2009 while driving an LMPD vehicle off-duty.Following his involvement in Taylor’s shooting, previous sexual assault allegations came to light, prompting an investigation. BREONNA TAYLORBreonna Taylor was 26 years old when she was shot and killed at her Louisville apartment on March 13. Taylor, who was once employed as an EMT, was working as an ER technician at the time of her death. After her death, a report compiled by LMPD alleged Taylor was still in contact with her ex-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover, who was one of the main suspects of the drug raid.No drugs or money were found in Taylor’s apartment. Calls for justice for Taylor have reverberated nationwide. The phrase “say her name” became a call to action to bring awareness to her memory and the investigation into her death. Taylor is survived by her mother and sister, Tamika and Ju’Niyah Palmer.

The Jefferson County grand jury will present its report on the Breonna Taylor case to a judge on Wednesday.

That’s when the public will find out whether the officers involved in Taylor’s death will face charges.

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The remote proceeding will happen at 1:15 p.m. ET. WLKY will carry this live on air and online. It’s still unclear when we will hear from Attorney General Daniel Cameron, whose office has been handling the case.

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, Detective Myles Cosgrove and now former Detective Brett Hankison, who were part of LMPD’s criminal interdiction unit, have been at the center of the investigation.

Taylor was killed in March during a raid on her apartment conducted by the plainclothes narcotics officers. A no-knock warrant was approved to be used at her address, which became a controversial piece of the story.

A battering ram was used to enter her home after midnight and the officers were met with gunfire from her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker.

Police say three of the officers at the scene, Mattingly, Cosgrove and Hankison, returned fire, and Taylor was shot multiple times to her death in her hallway. Bullets were found throughout the apartment and some went into neighboring units. See photos.

Sgt. Jon Mattingly, Detective Myles Cosgrove, Brett Hankison

Mattingly received a gunshot wound to the leg. A bullet hit his femoral artery.

Those officers were immediately put on administrative leave the day of the shooting and Hankison was later fired from the department for misconduct that night.

As news of Taylor’s death spread, calls for justice in her case joined those already happening for George Floyd and other Black people killed by police. Protests have continued for over 100 days in the streets of Louisville, with many demanding the trio of officers face murder charges.

The investigation has been complicated by the fact that there is allegedly no body camera footage available. At the time, plainclothes narcotics officers with LMPD were not required to wear them — a policy that has since changed, and later became a factor in the firing of former police chief Steve Conrad.

Both Walker and Mattingly said in interviews that while a no-knock warrant was issued, knocking did occur. However, they differ on whether police verbally identified themselves before entering the apartment.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine was asked back in May, after filing a motion to dismiss the case against Walker with prejudice, whether he thought it was possible no one would face charges in connection with Taylor’s death.

Then, he said, “What separated these two parties was a door. And it’s very possible that there was no criminal activity on either side of that door because people couldn’t hear what the other party was saying.”

On Tuesday, Mattingly sent an email to fellow officers saying that he and the others “did the legal, moral, ethical thing that night.”

MORE ON THE INVESTIGATION PROCESS

Cameron’s office took the case in May after Wine recused himself due to his involvement in Walker’s case.

Early on, Cameron said he would not provide a timeline for when he’d decide whether to pursue charges and staunchly maintained that position throughout.

Without video of what happened, Cameron said the ballistics report from the FBI, which is conducting its own investigation, was critical. About a month ago, on Aug. 30, he said the report had been received.

OFFICER PERSONNEL FILES

As WLKY began learning more about Taylor’s death and those involved, we sought out the personnel files for the officers involved. Here’s what we found early on.

Professionally, Mattingly joined LMPD in 2000 and was promoted to narcotics in 2016, according to his personnel file. He’s earned 18 letters of commendation and was cited for violation of professional standards in 2017.

Cosgrove was promoted to narcotics in 2016 after joining the department in 2005. He has earned 10 letters of commendation. He was suspended twice without pay in 2010 and 2013 for failing to appear in court. In December 2006, Cosgrove was placed on paid administrative leave following an officer-involved shooting. He was cleared to return to duty in May 2007.

Hankison joined LMPD in January 2003 and was promoted to narcotics in 2016. He’s earned 43 letters of commendation and was given the exceptional merit award in 2013. Hankison was in a car accident in 2009 while driving an LMPD vehicle off-duty.

Following his involvement in Taylor’s shooting, previous sexual assault allegations came to light, prompting an investigation.

BREONNA TAYLOR

Breonna Taylor was 26 years old when she was shot and killed at her Louisville apartment on March 13. Taylor, who was once employed as an EMT, was working as an ER technician at the time of her death.

After her death, a report compiled by LMPD alleged Taylor was still in contact with her ex-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover, who was one of the main suspects of the drug raid.

No drugs or money were found in Taylor’s apartment.

Calls for justice for Taylor have reverberated nationwide. The phrase “say her name” became a call to action to bring awareness to her memory and the investigation into her death.

Taylor is survived by her mother and sister, Tamika and Ju’Niyah Palmer.

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