Officer involved in Breonna Taylor case has charges erased
The only officer charged over the raid of Breonna Taylor’s home has had his case expunged, an action that could reignite passions in the high-profile case.
Former Louisville police detective Brett Hankison, who fired multiple shots during the raid of Taylor's home, was declared not guilty on three counts of wanton endangerment in March. It was a verdict that prompted another round of protests from racial justice demonstrators.
Now Hankison’s case is being erased from public records, according to WDRB. That’s due to a 2020 law aimed at helping individuals who had a brush with the law get back on their feet after facing unproven charges.
It’s a concession that Hankison’s attorney, Stew Mathews, says isn’t likely to achieve the intended result in his client’s case, given the worldwide exposure the story received.
WDBR reports Hankison has since held "little jobs here and there," but is appealing his firing from LMPD.