After months of waiting, a decision has finally been made in Breonna Taylor’s death: No one will be charged in her killing.Of the three officers in question, one was indicted, but it was unrelated to her death.The grand jury presented its findings Wednesday afternoon and Attorney General Daniel Cameron explained the decision immediately following.He said his job was to decide if those officers criminally violated the law. His office did not investigate claims of civil negligence by the officers, Taylor’s boyfriend who fired a shot that night — Kenneth Walker, the narcotics case against Jamarcus Glover or the obtainment of the search warrant on Taylor’s home.Ultimately, of the officers who fired shots, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove were cleared of any wrongdoing and were found justified in shooting. Former officer Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment for shots that went into a neighboring apartment that night occupied by a male, pregnant female and child.The Shelby County Detention Center confirmed Hankison was booked there Wednesday afternoon and has already posted his $15,000 cash bond. Cameron reaffirmed that the lack of body camera footage made the case difficult, so his team had to use ballistic evidence, 911 calls, interviews and radio traffic. Cameron said none of the three officers had known involvement in the investigation prior to the raid. They were called into duty as extra personnel, Cameron said. The only info they had was what was conveyed during the briefing prior to it.He says officers did knock and announce, although Walker has said he never heard verbally police identify themselves before using a battering ram to enter the apartment. Cameron said just one civilian who lives at the complex corroborated the claim that they announced themselves. Cameron said evidence shows Mattingly, who entered first, fired six shots, Cosgrove fired 16 and Hankison fired 10, for a total of 32 shots.Taylor was struck six times, Cameron said. He also said it is inconclusive whether any of Hankison’s shots hit Taylor. He said only one of the six wounds appears to be fatal and a medical examiner said it would have killed her within a few seconds to up to two minutes. That shot came from Cosgrove, Cameron said.Based on this evidence, Cameron said neither Mattingly nor Cosgrove’s actions fit any of the six types of homicides.He said he and the grand jury agreed that they were justified in shooting since Walker, admittedly, fired first.Walker has said he believed the plainclothes officers to be intruders. He was arrested immediately following the raid, but charges were eventually dropped with prejudice. More on Brett HankisonHankison was fired from Louisville Metro Police Department in June. In his termination letter, it said he violated two standard operating procedures the night Taylor died: obedience to rules and regulations and use of deadly force.Then, interim Chief Rob Schroeder said, “Based upon my review, these are extreme violations to our policies. I find your conduct a shock to the conscience.”Hankison is also under investigation by an FBI-led task force for sexual assault allegations.

After months of waiting, a decision has finally been made in Breonna Taylor’s death: No one will be charged in her killing.

Of the three officers in question, one was indicted, but it was unrelated to her death.

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The grand jury presented its findings Wednesday afternoon and Attorney General Daniel Cameron explained the decision immediately following.

He said his job was to decide if those officers criminally violated the law. His office did not investigate claims of civil negligence by the officers, Taylor’s boyfriend who fired a shot that night — Kenneth Walker, the narcotics case against Jamarcus Glover or the obtainment of the search warrant on Taylor’s home.

Ultimately, of the officers who fired shots, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove were cleared of any wrongdoing and were found justified in shooting. Former officer Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment for shots that went into a neighboring apartment that night occupied by a male, pregnant female and child.

The Shelby County Detention Center confirmed Hankison was booked there Wednesday afternoon and has already posted his $15,000 cash bond.

Brett Hankison booked in Shelby County

Shelby County Detention Center

Brett Hankison booked in Shelby County

Cameron reaffirmed that the lack of body camera footage made the case difficult, so his team had to use ballistic evidence, 911 calls, interviews and radio traffic.

Cameron said none of the three officers had known involvement in the investigation prior to the raid. They were called into duty as extra personnel, Cameron said. The only info they had was what was conveyed during the briefing prior to it.

He says officers did knock and announce, although Walker has said he never heard verbally police identify themselves before using a battering ram to enter the apartment. Cameron said just one civilian who lives at the complex corroborated the claim that they announced themselves.

Cameron said evidence shows Mattingly, who entered first, fired six shots, Cosgrove fired 16 and Hankison fired 10, for a total of 32 shots.

Taylor was struck six times, Cameron said. He also said it is inconclusive whether any of Hankison’s shots hit Taylor.

He said only one of the six wounds appears to be fatal and a medical examiner said it would have killed her within a few seconds to up to two minutes. That shot came from Cosgrove, Cameron said.

Based on this evidence, Cameron said neither Mattingly nor Cosgrove’s actions fit any of the six types of homicides.

He said he and the grand jury agreed that they were justified in shooting since Walker, admittedly, fired first.

Walker has said he believed the plainclothes officers to be intruders. He was arrested immediately following the raid, but charges were eventually dropped with prejudice.

More on Brett Hankison

Hankison was fired from Louisville Metro Police Department in June. In his termination letter, it said he violated two standard operating procedures the night Taylor died: obedience to rules and regulations and use of deadly force.

Then, interim Chief Rob Schroeder said, “Based upon my review, these are extreme violations to our policies. I find your conduct a shock to the conscience.”

Hankison is also under investigation by an FBI-led task force for sexual assault allegations.

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