Ex-Officer Cleared in Shooting During Breonna Taylor Raid

A former Kentucky police officer was found not guilty Thursday on charges he endangered neighbors the night he fired into Breonna Taylor's apartment during a botched drug raid that resulted in Taylor's death.

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Former Louisville Police Officer Brett Hankison, center, awaits the jury's verdict in his wanton endangerment trial, Thursday, March 3, 2022, in Louisville, Ky. The jury cleared Hankison of charges that he endangered neighbors when he fired shots into an apartment during the 2020 drug raid that ended with Breonna Taylor’s death. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, Pool)
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky police officer was found not guilty Thursday on charges he endangered neighbors the night he fired into Breonna Taylor’s apartment during a botched drug raid that resulted in Taylor’s death. The panel of eight men and four women delivered its verdict for Brett Hankison about three hours after it took the case following closing arguments from prosecution and defense attorneys. None of the officers involved in the March…

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