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Officer Involved in Shooting Death of Breonna Taylor to be Fired

Louisville city officials have announced that a policeman involved in the killing of an African-American woman in the US state of Kentucky will be fired. Breonna Taylor, 26, was shot when officers entered her flat on 13 March during a drugs investigation.

Schroeder, the department’s interim chief, accused Officer Brett Hankison of “blindly” firing 10 rounds into Taylor’s apartment, creating a substantial danger of death and severe injury.

However, Louisville Mayor, Greg Fischer announced that Brett Hankison, one of three officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor would lose his badge. The others have been placed on administrative leave while investigations into the shooting continue.

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