One of the Louisville police officers who was involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor in March has been fired, Mayor Greg Fischer (D) announced Friday.
Fischer said that Louisville Metro Police Chief Rob Schroeder was “initiating termination procedures against Louisville Metro Police Officer Brett Hankison.”
“Unfortunately, due to a provision in state law that I very much would like to see changed, both the Chief and I are precluded from talking about what brought us to this moment, or even the timing of this decision,” the Fischer said at a Friday news conference.
In a letter to Hankison explaining the termination, Schroeder accused the now-terminated officer of “blindly” firing 10 rounds into Taylor’s apartment.
“I find your conduct a shock to the conscience,” Schroeder wrote, according to the Courier Journal. “I am alarmed and stunned you used deadly force in this fashion.”
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