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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Mayor Louisville said Friday that one of three police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor will be launched.

Mayor Greg Fischer said Louisville middleman Police Chief Robert Schroeder has started to discontinue the proceedings of Constable Brett Hankison. Two other agents remain administrative reassignment, while the shooting is studied.

Fischer said officials could not answer questions about the cooking due to state law. It refers to all matters for the Jefferson County attorney’s office.

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Meanwhile, FBI agents went to Taylor’s apartment on Friday as part of their independent investigation into his death, FBI agents in Louisville said in a statement.

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“When investigating possible civil rights violations, the FBI will take a fresh look at all of the evidence, including interviews with witnesses who have previously spoken to the original investigative body, by questioning witnesses who have yet to speak about law enforcement and physical examination and video evidence to better understand what happened, ”the FBI said the release. “Today, action is part of this process.”








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Taylor, who was black, was shot dead eight times by agents who burst into his Louisville home using a no-hitting warrant during a stunning March 13 investigation. No drugs were found at his home.

A letter from the chief sent to Hankison says the white officer violated standard operating procedures when he “arbitrarily and blindly fired 10 rounds into Breonna Taylor’s apartment.”

The letter says that he fired the rounds “without the support of facts” that the lethal force was addressed to a person posing an immediate threat.

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“In fact, the 10 rounds you pulled into a patio door and window that were completely covered with material kept you from checking anyone as an immediate threat or, more importantly, any innocent people present,” the letter from states.

“I find your behavior a shock to your conscience,” Schroeder said in the letter. “Your actions have brought discredit on yourself and the Ministry.”

Sam Aguiar, a family lawyer for Taylor said the move was late.










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“It’s really time. We should have done it a long time ago, but luckily, at least that’s happening now, ”Aguiar said. “It’s an officer who has tormented our streets and this city has been much worse for more than a decade. … Hopefully this is the beginning of something good, strong from the criminal proceedings against Officer Hankison, because he at least deserves to be billed. ”

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Taylor’s search warrant for the house was related to a suspect who does not live there. Police used a no-hit search warrant, which allows them to enter without first announcing their presence. Louisville Metro Conseil recently decided to ban the use of non-knock warrants.

The release in late May of a 911 call by boyfriend Taylor marked the start of days of protests in Louisville, fueled by dead Taylor, and the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.

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“It really confirms why the family went to court for the Breonna Taylor. There is no question, ”said Christopher 2X, an anti-violence activist in Louisville.

Black Life of Matter Louisville organizer Chanelle Barre says the movement brings justice to Taylor’s family and the protesters.

“While we are still puzzled why the other officers have not been fired, we know who is still to come. We would like to thank the community for coming to support the Louisville protesters despite the violence we have experienced from the police, while fighting for justice, ”La Barre said in a statement.










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Beyonce recently joined the call for charges against police officers involved in the Taylor case, from the shooting. The superstar said in a letter to Kentucky Attorney General, Daniel Cameron, that the three Louisville police officers must be held accountable for their actions. ”

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The recent riots in the Louisville airport district resulted in the dismissal of the city’s police chief and the shooting death of David McAtee, who owned a popular barbecue, shack, while officers and soldiers of the Guard National tried to disperse a crowd in a parking lot to enforce a curfew. Police Chief Steve Conrad was fired after it was revealed that officers who failed to activate bodies of the cameras during the meeting with McAtee.

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