4 LMPD officers charged by the FBI in Breonna Taylor case

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Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 9:33 AM EDT|Updated: 41 minutes ago

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Four Louisville Metro Police Department officers have been charged by the FBI in relation to the case of Breonna Taylor, an emergency technician who died during a police raid in March 2020, WAVE News Troubleshooters have confirmed.

Those charged include former LMPD officers Joshua Jaynes, Brett Hankison, and Kelly Hanna Goodlett. Current LMPD sergeant Kyle Meany was also arrested Thursday by the feds.

The charges are for alleged Civil Rights violations, which is a federal crime. The set of charges include obstruction for actions that allegedly happened after Taylor’s death.

Jaynes was accused of being untruthful about verifying information on the warrant affidavit used to search Taylor’s home. He was fired from the department in January 2021 but had never been criminally charged until now. Jaynes had appealed the decision but lost that argument before the department’s merit board.

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