A grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky has indicted Officer Brett Hankison for shooting into neighboring apartments, charging him with three counts of wanton endangerment in connection to the death of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, during a night raid on her home on March 13.
Bond was set at $15,000 for Hankison.
Two other officers involved in the Breonna Taylor case, Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove, remain uncharged. A separate FBI investigation into the Breonna Taylor case remains ongoing.
Protests have erupted all over the country as many see the results of the case so far as too little, too late and unjust. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has activated the national guard into Louisville. A curfew has been instituted that began at 9pm Eastern Time Wednesday and continues until 6:30am.
Ben Crump, a prominent Civil Rights attorney had this to say on twitter:
Jefferson County Grand Jury indicts former ofc. Brett Hankison with 3 counts of Wanton Endangerment in 1st Degree for bullets that went into other apartments but NOTHING for the murder of Breonna Taylor. This is outrageous and offensive! pic.twitter.com/EarmBAhhuf
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) September 23, 2020