The Louisville Metro Police Department plans to fire another officer involved in the investigation that led to Breonna Taylor’s death.Det. Joshua Jaynes requested the warrant that brought officers to her doors in March. Jaynes’ attorney, Thomas Clay, sent us his termination letter Tuesday evening signed by interim police chief Yvette Gentry.The letter says the department’s Professional Standards investigation shows Jaynes violated these orders in regards to the night Taylor, 26, died: preparation for search warrant execution and truthfulness/untruthfulness.Previous story: Investigators suggested detective who obtained Breonna Taylor warrant be reviewed for criminal action”It is clear from this review there should have been better controls, supervision and scrutiny over this operation prior to the warrant being signed and executed. Because the operations plan was not completed properly, a very dangerous situation as created for all parties involved. You were the officer who conducted the majority of the investigation. However, neither you, your direct supervisor, or his lieutenant were present or available at the scene when the search warrant was executed,” Gentry said in part.She also cited something Jaynes said to obtain the warrant as being not truthful – where he said he had verified through a U.S. postal inspector that Jamarcus Glover, who was the focus of a larger drug investigation, had been receiving packages at Taylor’s address.”Untruthfulness in your Professional Standards Unit investigation is unacceptable by any member. These are extreme violations of our policies,” Gentry said. She continued, “I cannot tolerate this type of conduct.”Read the full termination letter: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3Jaynes will get the opportunity to defend himself at a meeting with Gentry on Thursday. He has been with LMPD since 2006. More on what happened the night Taylor diedTaylor was killed on March 13 at her apartment. LMPD officers were serving a warrant connected to a larger drug investigation. They had been approved for a no-knock warrant, but both parties agree knocking took place. However, whether they announced themselves is still up for debate. Police used a battering ram to enter the apartment and were fired upon by her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker. Three officers returned fire: Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, Det. Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison. Mattingly, the first to enter, was shot once in the leg. Taylor was shot five times and died in the hallway.The only other officer involved in Taylor’s death to be disciplined is Hankison. He was fired from LMPD in June and was later indicted, but not for Taylor’s death. Rather for shooting into a neighboring apartment that night.

The Louisville Metro Police Department plans to fire another officer involved in the investigation that led to Breonna Taylor’s death.

Det. Joshua Jaynes requested the warrant that brought officers to her doors in March.

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Jaynes’ attorney, Thomas Clay, sent us his termination letter Tuesday evening signed by interim police chief Yvette Gentry.

The letter says the department’s Professional Standards investigation shows Jaynes violated these orders in regards to the night Taylor, 26, died: preparation for search warrant execution and truthfulness/untruthfulness.

Previous story: Investigators suggested detective who obtained Breonna Taylor warrant be reviewed for criminal action

“It is clear from this review there should have been better controls, supervision and scrutiny over this operation prior to the warrant being signed and executed. Because the operations plan was not completed properly, a very dangerous situation as created for all parties involved. You were the officer who conducted the majority of the investigation. However, neither you, your direct supervisor, or his lieutenant were present or available at the scene when the search warrant was executed,” Gentry said in part.

She also cited something Jaynes said to obtain the warrant as being not truthful – where he said he had verified through a U.S. postal inspector that Jamarcus Glover, who was the focus of a larger drug investigation, had been receiving packages at Taylor’s address.

“Untruthfulness in your Professional Standards Unit investigation is unacceptable by any member. These are extreme violations of our policies,” Gentry said. She continued, “I cannot tolerate this type of conduct.”

Read the full termination letter: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3

Jaynes will get the opportunity to defend himself at a meeting with Gentry on Thursday.

He has been with LMPD since 2006.

More on what happened the night Taylor died

Taylor was killed on March 13 at her apartment. LMPD officers were serving a warrant connected to a larger drug investigation. They had been approved for a no-knock warrant, but both parties agree knocking took place. However, whether they announced themselves is still up for debate. Police used a battering ram to enter the apartment and were fired upon by her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker. Three officers returned fire: Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, Det. Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison. Mattingly, the first to enter, was shot once in the leg. Taylor was shot five times and died in the hallway.

The only other officer involved in Taylor’s death to be disciplined is Hankison. He was fired from LMPD in June and was later indicted, but not for Taylor’s death. Rather for shooting into a neighboring apartment that night.

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