Headline RoundupSeptember 23rd, 2020

Officer Indicted for 'Wanton Endangerment' In Breonna Taylor Case

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Two police officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor will not face charges, while one officer was charged with three counts of "wanton endangerment," a Louisville grand jury found Wednesday. Taylor was killed March 13 after police entered her home with a "no-knock" warrant searching for illegal drugs. Two recently conducted independent investigations concluded that officers made their presence known before entering. A former detective who was fired in June was charged with wanton endangerment of Taylor's neighbors. The two other officers were not charged because they were reportedly justified under Kentucky law in returning fire after Taylor’s boyfriend shot an officer. The announcement comes after a "state of emergency" was declared for Louisville police in anticipation of the case results. People gathered in downtown Louisville Wednesday to protest the case results. Coverage from all sides of the political spectrum focused on the details of the shooting and of the grand jury's charges. Some coverage from right-rated outlets emphasized the jury's justification of the officers, as well as the subsequent protests in Louisville.

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