NBC News is reporting that one former Louisville police officer has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of “wanton endangerment” in relation to the Breonna Taylor shooting case. Two other officers have not yet been charged.
Jefferson County judge releases grand jury report which says Brett Hankison will be charged with multiple counts of wanton endangerment, Jefferson County Judge Annie O’Connell announced Wednesday.
Myles Cosgrove and Jonathan Mattingly, the other two officers who fired their weapons the night Taylor was shot and killed, will not be charged.
Louisville was placed under a state of emergency Tuesday as city officials closed down a more than 25-block perimeter to traffic. Most city administrative buildings and other businesses were boarded up in anticipation of the decision. Protests in Louisville related to Taylor’s death in March have been taking place for more than 100 consecutive days.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has put a 72-hour curfew in place in Louisville, effective Wednesday night, from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., and LMPD interim Chief Robert Schroeder confirmed that Kentucky National Guard members would be in the city following Cameron’s announcement.
The curfew does not apply to people taking part in essential travel, such as for work reasons or medical attention.