The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it is filing charges against four police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor during a raid in March 2020.
The charges include “civil rights offenses, unlawful conspiracies, unconstitutional use of force, and obstruction offenses,” Attorney General Merrick Garland stated at a press conference in Washington, DC, on Thursday.
Garland announced that his department is bringing the federal charges against current Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers Sgt. Kyle Meany and Detective Kelly Goodlett, and former LMPD officers Detective Brett Hankison and Detective Joshua Jaynes.
Jaynes and Meany were charged with “approving a false affidavit to obtain a search warrant for Taylor’s home.” Jaynes was also slapped with two other charges of conspiracy with another officer to “cover up the false