Over a week ago, we first reported that there was going to a significant update in the Breonna Taylor case — and we were led to believe that it had nothing to do with the $12M settlement. Tonight, multiple sources have told The Ball Out that the Louisville officers — Brett Hankison, Jonathan Mattingly, and Myles Cosgrove — in the Taylor case, who are under scrutiny for her death, likely “won’t be charged.” The only officer, who would face charges would be Hankison. We asked one particular source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, how confident that this is the likely outcome: “Very likely.”
Also, it’s being reported that the Louisville Metro Police Department has declared a state of emergency. Wave 3 News obtained a memo from the police department:
“To ensure we have the appropriate level of staffing to provide for public safety services and our policing functions, effective immediately the LMPD will operate under the emergency staffing and reporting guidelines as outlined in the Standard Operating Procedures, Emergency Response Plan and collective bargaining agreements until further notice.”
Be prepared for an official announcement in the coming days.
More details as this story develops.
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