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Breonna Taylor: Jury deadlocks over ex-officer Brett Hankison's fate

Posted on AllSides November 17th, 2023
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The federal trial of an ex-police officer accused of violating Breonna Taylor's civil rights has ended in a mistrial with a deadlocked jury.

It marks the second time Brett Hankison has avoided a conviction relating to the case, after he was found not guilty on state charges last year.

Ms Taylor was killed in a botched police raid in Louisville, Kentucky, on 13 March 2020.

Her name became a rallying cry at racial justice protests nationwide.

It was not immediately clear whether prosecutors would seek a re-trial.

The nine-day case...

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