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LMPD detective involved in deadly shooting of Breonna Taylor officially fired

Officer Brett Hankison
Officer Brett Hankison(WAVE)
Published: Jun. 23, 2020 at 7:18 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE/WKYT) - LMPD Det. Brett Hankison was officially fired on Tuesday.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced Friday that Hankison was going to be fired.

Hankison was one of three LMPD officers involved in the deadly shooting of Breonna Taylor, and once his name and picture started surfacing on local media, several women started coming forward in recent weeks alleging Hankison sexually assaulted them.

It’s not clear if the other two LMPD officers involved in Taylor’s death -- Jon Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove -- will be disciplined.

The trio served a warrant at Taylor’s home on March 13, as part of a drug investigation. Her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, told police afterward that when he and Taylor asked who was knocking at the door, there was no reply. Then, when Walker saw the door being rammed open, he fired one shot toward the ground, prompting a barrage of gunfire in return. Taylor, a 26-year-old former EMT, was shot multiple times and lay dying in her hallway.

The Taylor shooting has driven three weeks of civil unrest across Louisville, at a time when protests have packed streets in hundreds of cities around the country. Taylor supporters have demanded the three officers be fired and charged, but no criminal charges have been filed in the case.

Hankison also has not been charged in connection with the sex-assault allegations.

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