A grand jury on Wednesday indicted one of three police officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor in her Louisville apartment. However, the charges relate to the firing of shots into the home next door – and not Taylor’s killing. A grand jury indicted former officer Brett Hankison on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. The other two involved in the shooting, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove, were not indicted. A wanton endangerment charge is a a felony that carries one to five years in prison if Hankison is convicted. A judge issued a warrant for his arrest and set a $15,000 cash bond.
Taylor, 26, was shot during the serving of a “no-knock” search warrant on March 13 related to a narcotics investigation. The officers arrived without warning and drew resistance from Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, who said he didn’t know it was police who entered the apartment and was alarmed by the sudden interruption. Taylor was not the subject of the raid, and she had no criminal history.