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Former cop pleads guilty to federal conspiracy charge in Breonna Taylor case
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Former cop pleads guilty to federal conspiracy charge in Breonna Taylor case

A former police officer in Louisville, Kentucky pleaded guilty today to a federal conspiracy charge in connection with the killing of Breonna Taylor Kelly Goodlett pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in a federal court in Louisville. She is the first former officer who has been held criminally responsible for the raid. Federal investigators alleged Goodlett helped write the warrant that led up to Taylor’s death in March 2020. They said Goodlett added false information to the warrant and later conspired with another detective with Louisville Police Department to come up with a story to cover up after Taylor’s death started garnering national attention. RELATED: Federal charges filed against 4 officers in Breonna Taylor case Goodlett was one of the four former Louisvill...
Federal charges filed against 4 officers in Breonna Taylor case
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Federal charges filed against 4 officers in Breonna Taylor case

The U.S. Department of Justice announced today that four former and current Louisville police officers were charged with federal crimes related to the 2020 raid that led up to Breonna Taylor’s death. Former detectives Joshua Jaynes and Brett Hankison, and current officer Kyle Meany were charged with several offenses, including civil rights violations, unlawful conspiracies, and unconstitutional use of force and obstruction, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said during a news conference in Washington.  Jaynes, Hankison and Meany were federally indicted. Goodlett was "charged on information," federal prosecutors said.  She was charged with one count of conspiracy.  The indictments allege that Jaynes and Meany "drafted and approved what they knew was a false affidavit to support a s...
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Louisville mayor apologizes for city’s history of systemic racism

The mayor of Louisville, Kentucky made a bold move this week by issuing a public apology to Black residents for the city’s history of engaging in practices of systemic racism. Mayor Greg Fischer’s apology came during a Juneteenth luncheon organized by the Metro Human Relations Commission on Wednesday. He said he pledges to continue to fight systemic racism for the rest of his term as mayor of Louisville. The mayor is currently serving his third and final term which ends this year. Fischer has been criticized for his handling of the Breonna Taylor case. Taylor, an ER technician, was killed in her apartment in March 2020 by plain-clothed police officers. During the luncheon, he said the police chief will have more more dialogue with the community about the history of abuses Black Americ...