Two more police officers involved in the deadly raid of Breonna Taylor’s home have been fired.
The dismissals were announced today by Louisville city officials, who also named Erika Shields, Atlanta’s former police chief, to lead its police department.
Detetive Myles Cosgrove, who shot Taylor, and Detective Joshua Jaynes, who sought the warrant that led to the March 13 drug raid, were informed of their firings on Tuesday. A third officer, Brett Hankison, was fired last September after being indicted by a grand jury on charges of endangering Taylor’s neighbours with bullets that went through her home and into an adjacent apartment.
Taylor, a black emergency medical technician, was fatally shot when officers attempted to serve a no-knock search warrant at her Kentucky home last March.
Taylor’s death led to widespread protests across the United States, with many demanding justice while others called for charges to be laid against the white officers involved. None of the three who fired into her home were charged for her death by a grand jury.