The Louisville Metro Police Police Department released a four-page report on the death of EMT Breonna Taylor during a police raid, but the document contains surprisingly little information, some of it plainly wrong, the Louisville Courier-Journal reports.
The report redacts Taylor’s address and date of birth, which were widely reported, and lists her injuries as “none,” although she was shot eight times when police executed a no-knock warrant and burst into her apartment.
Taylor and her boyfriend were in bed on March 13 when officers looking for a drug dealer — who was captured 10 miles away — burst in. Her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, fired a single shot, thinking someone was breaking in, and struck an officer in the leg. The officers opened fire, spraying the apartment with bullets, as CrimeOnline previously reported.
The charges are listed as “death investigation – LMPD involved,” and the box under “forced entry?” is checked “no.”
The three officers involved in the shooting are listed — Sgt. Jon Mattingly, 47, and Officers Myles Cosgrove, 42, and Brett Hankison, 44. The public narrative portion of the report says only “PIU Investigation.”
“I read this report and have to ask the mayor, the police chief and the city’s lawyers: Are you kidding? This is what you consider being transparent to taxpayers and the public?” said Richard A. Green, editor of The Courier Journal.
The paper has sued the department for access to several documents regarding the case, including its investigative file and other documents the department has refused to release despite Open Records Requests.
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