Hours of audio recordings of grand-jury proceedings in the Breonna Taylor case were made public Friday — about a week after the panel returned no indictments on police officers for her killing.
A Kentucky judge had originally ordered the recordings to be released Wednesday but then granted Kentucky’s attorney general a two-day delay to edit out the personal information of witnesses in the case.
The grand jury indicted one of the officers involved in the botched drug raid in Louisville that led to Taylor’s death — but only for wanton endangerment for shooting into her neighbor’s apartment.
That officer, Brett Hankison, has pleaded not guilty. The other two cops who could have potentially faced charges were not indicted.
Attorney General Daniel Cameron has said he did not recommend the grand jury indict the police officers for homicide for Taylor’s killing.
The officers, who had a no-knock warrant, killed Taylor after entering her Louisville apartment and exchanging gunfire with her boyfriend. Taylor’s boyfriend has said he believed he was firing at intruders breaking into the apartment — not police officers.
Police were looking for drugs in the apartment during the raid, but none were recovered.
Taylor’s killing touched off a wave of anti-police brutality protests in Louisville and across the country. After the grand jury did not indict any of the officers for her killing, two cops were shot at a protest in the city last week.
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