Louisville Courier Journal
Published 4:14 PM EDT Jun 29, 2020
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville Metro Council intends to open an investigation into how Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration handled the fatal police taking pictures of Breonna Taylor, officials introduced Monday.
Town’s Authorities Oversight Committee, which has subpoena powers, will habits the probe, in step with a news open.
It’s a ways anticipated to see into the events main up to and following Taylor’s March 13 dying, the open acknowledged, as neatly as, “government transparency and the failure of such, the events surrounding the dying of David McAtee, and the utilization of power at some level of protests.”
Taylor, an emergency room technician, modified into as soon as shot and killed by police who had been at her apartment to attend a no-knock search warrant signed by Possess Mary Shaw. Police dangle acknowledged they knocked and introduced themselves, nonetheless attorneys and neighbors disagree.
Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, fired a shot as police entered, pondering they had been intruders, in conserving alongside with his lawyer. Police returned fire, striking Taylor and killing her in her hallway.
One officer who fired his weapon, Brett Hankison, has been terminated from the police, nonetheless is appealing that call. The different two the department says fired their weapons — Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove — were positioned on administrative reassignment.
“We dangle heard the cries of our voters,” acknowledged Councilman Anthony Piagentini, R-nineteenth District, the committee’s vice-chairman. “They’re stressful extra transparency about who made what selections and why linked to these troubling events.”
Piagentini and Councilman Brent Ackerson, D-twenty sixth, who chairs the committee, acknowledged they intend to file a resolution initiating the investigation.
Follow reporter Darcy Costello on Twitter: @dctello
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