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The Louisville Metro Police Department has announced that it would be firing the two officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.
The attorneys of Officer Myles Cosgrove and Detective Joshua Jaynes announced that both men were both notified of the termination and will answer the termination notices in a hearing before Police Chief Yvette Gentry on Thursday.
“We plan to attend the pre-termination hearing on December 31st, although I expect the result has already been pre-determined,” Thomas Clay, Jaynes’ lawyer, told ABC News in a statement. “I fully expect Mr. Jaynes will be terminated after the ‘hearing’ no matter what the evidence is to the contrary. We will appeal any disciplinary action taken against Mr. Jaynes because I believe the evidence shows he did nothing wrong.”
“I can confirm that Mr. Cosgrove has received a pre-termination notice. Otherwise, we have no comment,” Cosgrove’s attorney, Jarrod Beck, told the news station.
Taylor was shot and killed by Louisville police officers in March during a botched raid on her apartment. Former Lousiville Officer Brett Hankison was indicted by a grand jury in September on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree in the shooting that killed Taylor. None of the officers involved in the fatal encounter were charged in her death.
After public backlash, an anonymous filed a motion requesting to speak publicly about the decision. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron then admitted that he did not recommend that the jury indict any officers on homicide charges.
The fight for justice continues.