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Louisville Officer Demoted For Ignoring Orders Related To The Breonna Taylor Case

A Louisville police major who was in charge of the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor has been demoted for ignoring an order to stay out of investigations. The new Louisville Metro Police chief informed Kimberly Burbrink in a Jan. 19 letter that she had been found in violation of “obedience to orders.”

Burbrink was demoted to lieutenant and moved to another division. Burbrink has been under investigation for her actions in the Taylor case. A July investigative summary said Burbrink may have given her officers inside knowledge about the investigation against them.