Ex-Louisville police detective, officer charged in Breonna Taylor case

Ex-Louisville police detective, officer charged in Breonna Taylor case

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The FBI has arrested the former Louisville Metro Police detective who was fired for lying on the search warrant that led to the deadly 2020 raid at Breonna Taylor’s apartment as well as three others, including the only officer to face state charges in connection with Taylor’s fatal shooting.

Joshua Jaynes was taken into custody Thursday morning by the FBI and booked in the Oldham County Detention Center, according to attorney Thomas Clay, who is representing Jaynes.

US Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Jaynes, ex-Officer Brett Hankison, Sgt. Kyle Meany and Officer Kelly Hanna Goodlett are the four defendants facing new federal charges in connection with the investigation that led to the March 13, 2020 death of Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman and emergency room technician whose name was a rallying cry for protesters around the country during 2020 demonstrations against police brutality and systemic racism.

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