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Grand jury indicts 1 police officer in Breonna Taylor death

Breonna Taylor Breonna Taylor |  Photo: Family of Breonna Taylor, ABC News

Updated: September 23, 2020 02:05 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky. The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place.

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Bond set at $15,000.

Taylor was shot multiple times by officers who burst into her home on March 13 during a narcotics investigation. No drugs were found in her home.

Protesters across the country have demanded justice for Taylor and other Black people killed by police in recent months. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has scheduled a news conference. 

Taylor was a Black emergency medical worker who was shot multiple times by officers who entered her home using a no-knock warrant during a narcotics investigation on March 13.

The use of no-knock warrants has since been banned by Louisville’s Metro Council.
 

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