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No charges in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor

Louisville, Ky. - The grand jury in Jefferson County, Kentucky announced former police officer Brett Hankison has been indicted on three charges of first-degree wanton endangerment, a Class D felony. If found guilty, Hankison could serve up to five years in jail.

According to Kentucky state law, wanton endangerment is "manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life...engag[ing] in conduct which creates a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to another person."

There were no charges against Hankison, Jonathan Mattingly or Myles Cosgrove-the other officers involved-for the Mar. 13 shooting death of Breonna Taylor. Taylor, a medical technician with no criminal history, was sleeping when officers entered her home after midnight with a no-knock warrant. She died in the hallway of her home after being shot six times. Police executed the warrant in search of an ex-boyfriend who they admitted did not live at Taylor's residence. The ex-boyfriend was located at another home prior to the raid.

Hankison faces the charges for shooting into the homes of three of Taylor's neighbors.

Since Taylor's death, no-knock warrants have been banned in Louisville. Both statewide and nationwide bans are being considered.

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