Fired Officer Brett Hankison Indicted on Wanton Endangerment in Fatal Shooting of Breonna Taylor

After sixth months, a Jefferson County grand jury has indicted one of three officers involved in the March 13 fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.

According to the Courier-Journal, former detective Brett Hankison has been indicted on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. Per court documents, the charges relate to bullets that were fired into neighboring apartments.

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective were not indicted.

Brett Hankison, Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove

Ahead of the announcement, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer invoked a 72-hour curfew, effective Wednesday night, from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. The national guard has called in.

Last week the city also announced a 12-million settlement for the family of Breonna Taylor.

Please check back as this is a developing story.

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