Current and Former Louisville, Kentucky Police Officers Charged with Federal Crimes Related to Death of Breonna Taylor
Charges Include Federal Civil Rights Offenses, Unlawful Conspiracies, Obstruction Offenses, and Use of Excessive Force […]
A federal grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky, returned two indictments that were unsealed today, and the Department of Justice filed a third charging document today, in connection with an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old woman who was shot and killed in her Louisville home on March 13, 2020, by police officers executing a search warrant.
“The Justice Department has charged four current and former Louisville Metro Police Department officers with federal crimes related to Breonna Taylor’s death,” said Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. “Among other things, the federal charges announced today allege that members of LMPD’s Place-Based Investigations Unit falsified the affidavit used to obtain the search warrant of Ms. Taylor’s home, that this act violated federal civil rights laws, and that those violations resulted in Ms. Taylor’s death.
Falsified affidavits have long been the sine qua non for drug enforcement. It’s encouraging that this fraud is now gaining some attention.
The police raid occurred because the police believed that Breonna was harboring drug cash for her ex-boy friend, up to $14,000. No purported cash haul has shown up in any of the news coverage so far. Was any drug cash pocketed by the offending officers during the raid? We may never know.
Busts in Mexico can be much more cordial in these matters. In many cases a drug bust by corrupt Mexican cops might involve confiscating half your stash for their own personal use and then wishing you on your merry way. There’s much to be said for this approach.
By contrast, Russia will hand out a nine-year prison sentence for possession of a single cannabis vape. China still has a death penalty. If the quality of civilization were to be gauged by the severity of its drug laws and attitudes, then Russia is at rock bottom and so is China.
A black female police chief from Charlottesville was fired by her own police force. Apparently, she was doing the right things in regards to policing and the officers didn’t like the fact she questioned their ‘Drug War Tactics’, which would limit their power. She stated that on more than one occasion, she feared for her life from her own police unit. She kicked cops out of school so they wouldn’t arrest children over behavioral issues and then she kept cops from arresting drug users while refusing to arrest the pushers . . . she also put an end to special police training that taught cops how to falsify and lie after the fact.
19% of Law Enforcement are Veterans. 22% have a former military background. I wonder what branches are most represented or if it is equal? Because all War on Terror Veterans should hate the War on Drugs when it decided to crash into the WTC towers and help topple our economy in 2008 (since the year 2007 was the year before in regards to certain ‘Crude oil’ Iraqi laws conducted by Americans pouring billions out of our economy just so China/India can have it all) while rewarding the bankers with dozens of laundered billions and no jail time or being fired.
There is still a lot of work to be done. Thank God for Medical Marijuana laws that can help ease the burden and pain of this still very long dangerous rocky road we’ve got to complete.
More details concerning indicted officers who knew the Breonna Taylor raid affidavit was falsified:
Jeffrey St Clair tweeted:
Longer piece available at Special Master Blaster: