The Department of Justice charged four current and former Louisville police officers with federal crimes for the shooting death of Breonna Taylor.
Attorney General Merrick Garland said the charges include allegations that Louisville police falsified an affidavit used to obtain a search warrant for Taylor’s home, in violation of civil rights laws.
Two Louisville police detectives met in a garage and agreed to mislead investigators examining the botched raid that resulted in her death, the Justice Department said on Thursday.
The charges come more than two years after the March 2020 shooting of Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician who was asleep with her boyfriend when Louisville police officers forced their way into her apartment. Her boyfriend, believing the officers were intruders, shot at them.
Two officers responded by firing 22 shots into the apartment, Garland said.