Ex-Louisville police detective, officer charged in Breonna Taylor case

The FBI arrested the former Louisville Metro Police detective who was fired for lying on the search warrant that led to 2020 murder raid at Breonna Taylor apartment along with three others, including the only officer to face state charges in connection with Taylor’s fatal shooting.

Joshua Jaynes was taken into custody by the FBI on Thursday morning and incarcerated at the Oldham County Detention Center, according to attorney Thomas Clay, who represents Jaynes.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that Jaynes, former Officer Brett Hankison, Sgt. Kyle Meany and Officer Kelly Hanna Goodlett are the four defendants facing new federal charges in connection with the investigation that led to the March 13, 2020 death of Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman and ER technician. whose name was a rallying cry for protesters across the country during the 2020 protests against police brutality and systemic racism.

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