Kentucky grand jury indicts one officer involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor

Breonna Taylor by Annette Bernhardt is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
A police officer involved in Breonna Taylor's death will be charged following the ruling of a grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky.

The 12 members of the grand jury ruled that there was probable cause to indict former detective Brett Hankison for the death of Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman who was shot and killed by police as they carried out a no-knock warrant on her apartment. Hankinson was charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. The court issued a warrant for his arrest and set the bond at $15,000. Louisville Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove, two officers who were also involved in the shooting, were not charged. 

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is expected to discuss the indictment at a press conference at 1:30 p.m. EDT.

Taylor's death has garnered national attention, and she has become the face of many protests against racial injustice and police brutality along with other black people who were killed or wounded during violent confrontations with police this year, including George Floyd in Minneapolis and Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Breonna Taylor by Annette Bernhardt is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0