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Federal Prosecutors Plan to Retry Ex-Louisville Police Officer in Breonna Taylor Civil Rights Case

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Federal prosecutors say they plan to retry former Louisville Metro Police Detective Brett Hankison for violating the civil rights of Breonna Taylor and 4 others through the March 2020 police raid that killed her, Rachel Smith reports for USA Today. The announcement comes lower than a month after a jury didn’t return a verdict within the unique trial. Hankison was charged with violating Taylor’s civil rights, in addition to these of her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, and three neighbors who have been within the different condo. The federal government contended he willfully used unconstitutionally extreme power, whereas his protection argued his actions have been justified primarily based on his notion that he was saving his fellow officers’ lives. Federal prosecutor Michael Songer stated the federal government want to retry the case “sooner quite than later,” although some shake-up in Hankison’s protection counsel might delay the proceedings. Stewart Mathews introduced he could be quickly retiring from his legislation follow and meant to withdraw from Hankison’s protection crew.

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