Louisville Declares State Of Emergency Before Grand Jury’s Breonna Taylor Report
Police in Louisville, Kentucky, declared a state of emergency ahead of the grand jury’s report on the police shooting of Breonna Taylor and whether any officers should face charges.
Per The Washington Post, “National Guard units are reporting to Louisville, and the city will be under a 9 p.m. curfew as officials prepare for the possibility of protests after [Attorney General Daniel] Cameron’s announcement.”
Whatever the decision, authorities in Louisville have been bracing for possible responses, declaring a state of emergency and largely shutting down a swath of the city’s downtown.
The move fueled suspicion that the officers involved will not be charged.
The Post subsequently reported that the grand jury charged one former officer involved:
A grand jury in Jefferson County, Ky., has charged Brett Hankison, a former Louisville police detective, with three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree. Hankison, one of the officers involved in the March shooting death of Breonna Taylor, was fired by the department in June, with a termination letter saying he “wantonly and blindly” shot 10 times into Taylor’s apartment.
The grand jury did not announce any charges against the other officers involved in Taylor’s death.