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    Attorney General Merrick Garland was peppered with questions about former President Donald Trump and the January 6 criminal grand jury during a press conference on the Breonna Taylor case. On Thursday, Garland and Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Kristen Clarke held a press conference to announce new federal charges against four current and former Louisville police officers in the wrongful killing of Breonna Taylor during a no-knock raid. Both AG Garlland and Assistant AG Clarke took questions following the announcement, including a flurry of “news of the day” questions about Trump, his associates, and the grand jury at the end: REPORTER 1: The grand jury here in Washington has issued subpoenas for top members of the Trump administration. Is there a window to bring charges in that investigation before the midterms? ATTORNEY GENERAL GARLAND: This is something I can’t comment about. I’m sorry. REPORTER 2: Mr. Attorney General, does the– does Donald Trump, as a former president, have any ability to block testimony of witnesses, of witnesses who are testifying in a criminal grand jury investigation by asserting executive privilege?...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The attorney for the family of a woman accidentally shot and killed by LAPD officers in 2018 says the city attorney's office is preventing him from seeing an internal LAPD report on the shooting.Attorney John Taylor represents the family of Melyda "Mely" Corado, who was struck by rounds fired by LAPD Officer Sinlen Tse during a shootout at the Silver Lake Trader Joe's store in July 2018.Prior to the shooting, Tse and his partner, Sarah Winans, were pursuing Gene Atkins, who had allegedly shot and wounded his grandmother. The chase went on for about 15 minutes and covered about nine miles, ending when Atkins' car hit a pole near the market.That is when Tse and Winans exchanged fire with Atkins, accidentally striking Corado."The video has them roll right up on Gene Atkins' vehicle and get out of the car and start shooting with no regard for the background," said Taylor. "There are people on the sidewalk, there are people coming out of the Trader Joe's, there are people inside the store."Trader Joe's shooting: DA says officers...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police believe the fatal shooting of Filipino attorney John Albert Laylo was a case of mistaken identity. Community members on Monday night gathered near Penn Presbyterian Hospital to hold a vigil for Laylo, the government attorney who was shot and killed in University City while visiting from the Philippines. The Philippines consulate general is expected to meet with local authorities sometime soon. In the meantime, the Filipino community says they are grieving with John Albert Laylo’s family. READ MORE: 8-Year-Old Boy, 2 Teens Shot In Wilmington, Police Say“I’m lost of words,” Leah Bustamante Taylor wrote in a Facebook post. “Before he left, he made sure we had fun.” Surrounded by members of the Filipino community, Chris Rivera read a Facebook post from Leah Bustamante Taylor, the mother who lost her son when a vacation in the City of Brotherly Love ended with gunfire. “We traveled together and we are supposed to go home together,” Taylor wrote. “I will bring him home soon in a box.” Taylor’s son John Albert Laylo, also known as Jal, was killed...
    CRIME attorney, Catherine Shelton is being linked to five men who died under strange circumstances following a long alleged history of violence and controversy. Jenna Jackson, a contributor for 48 hours, has been fascinated by Shelton since meeting her in 2000 when Shelton and her husband, Clint, were suspects in the attack on a married couple. 4A photo of Catherine Shelton from the upcoming 48 hours specialCredit: CBS NEWS 4Clint Shelton is serving a lifetime sentence in prisonCredit: CBS NEWS Michael Hierro and his wife, Marrissa, had been attacked with a shotgun, resulting in Michael's death and Marissa being wounded. Marissa was able to place Shelton at the scene, claiming that she had been the mastermind behind the attack. Clint Shelton is now serving a life sentence for the attack but his wife was never charged in connection with the murder, however, a former prosecutor in the case said that she is still considered a person of interest. However, Shelton claims that neither she nor her husband had anything to do with the crime and is working to get Clint’s...
    ▶ Watch Video: Chasing Catherine Shelton (Part 1) “48 Hours” has been covering the controversy surrounding a former Texas defense attorney for two decades. Say the name Catherine Shelton and you are guaranteed to get plenty of stories and opinions from many people in Houston and in Dallas. That’s because strange things have happened to the men in Shelton’s life. Some have suffered bizarre mishaps and misfortune and five men have died. She says she’s never killed anyone, but questions remain. “48 Hours” contributor Jenna Jackson went looking for the truth. IN SEARCH OF ANSWERS I’ve heard a lot of outrageous crime stories in my life. But nothing comes close to what’s in these boxes: assaults, arrests, trials, disbarments — records and documents from years of Catherine Mehaffey Shelton’s wild and mysterious life. “For years, I’ve been tangled up in a bizarre game of cat and mouse with a woman named Catherine Shelton,” said true-crime journalist Jenna Jackson. Her obsession with Shelton’s story began in 2003 while working for “48 Hours.” (CBS News) But this is also really the story...
    One of the largest drug busts in the history of Pennsylvania was announced by Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Thursday. Domonique Taylor, 37, had his home on Moody Street in Pittsburgh’s Braddock neighborhood searched as part of an investigation five police departments were assisting in since Aug. 2021. The warranted search led to the discovery of multiple drugs, guns, vehicles, and more than $545,000 in cash on Mar. 11, according to the release and court records. Taylor is a convicted felon who is barred from owning a gun. Here’s a more detailed list of what investigators found: Approximately 14 kilograms, or 700,000 individual doses of fentanyl One kilogram of cocaine Marijuana Six vehicles Six guns $545,738 in cash The street value of the fentanyl is $1.4 million, AG Shapiro says, who called the bust, "the largest fentanyl seizures by the Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigation under the Shapiro administration.” Taylor has been charged with 10 felonies and five misdemeanors in connection with this investigation, court records show. He has been denied...
    Attorney Ben Crump and Tamika Palmer, mother of Breonna Taylor, celebrate after a $12 million settlement is announced for Taylor's family on Sept. 15, 2020. Two years ago, Breonna Taylor was killed when police raided her home executing a no-knock warrant on Mar. 13, 2020, in Louisville, Kentucky. Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician, wasn’t the subject of the warrant, and in fact, she was sleeping when officers smashed through her door. Two years after her death, and activists are still fighting to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen again— specifically that officers can’t access no-knock warrants. ”It’s been 730 days since Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by Louisville police executing a no-knock search warrant,” civil rights attorney Ben Crump tweeted on Sunday. “We will continue to fight for justice while pushing for legislation that prevents her tragic death from happening to others!” The attorney tweeted a petition to get 10,000 supporters to back a nationwide ban of no-knock warrants by emailing President Joe Biden’s administration. "Bre’s death prompted many promises for reform, but only 3 states and 12...
    LinkedIn Stew Mathews. Stew Mathews is the defense attorney representing Brett Hankison, the only police officer who is facing charges related to the raid that left Breonna Taylor dead. Hankison was fired from the Louisville Metro Police Department in June 2020 following Taylor’s death March 13, 2020. Hankison’s charges are not directly related to Taylor’s death. He was involved in the raid on Taylor’s home and is facing three counts of wanton endangerment, a Class D felony. He is accused of firing shots into a neighbor’s home. Here’s what you need to know:1. Mathews Also Represented Former University of Cincinnati Officer Ray Tensing, Who Shot & Killed Sam DuBose Atty. Stew Mathews: “It’s going to be very difficult for [Ray Tensing] to get a fair trial in my opinion.” #KellyFile pic.twitter.com/Biz5hmPtwd — Fox News (@FoxNews) July 31, 2015 Mathews has experience representing police officers accused of crimes, according to The Cincinatti Enquirer. He represented Ray Tensing, the former University of Cincinnati Police Officer who shot and killed Sam DuBose in 2015. Tensing had said he feared for his...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge on Thursday denied a request from a Louisville police officer who took part in the deadly raid on Breonna Taylor’s home to bar the media from part of his upcoming trial. But Jefferson Circuit Judge Ann Bailey Smith ruled that the media can’t bring cameras into the courtroom while individual prospective jurors are questioned ahead of the trial of former Officer Brett Hankison, who was fired months after the March 13, 2020, raid. Hankison wanted the media kept out of the courtroom during that phase of jury selection, which is set to begin Tuesday in Louisville. His attorney, Stewart Mathews, argued during a hearing this week that having reporters present during that phase could have a “chilling effect” on the prospective jurors being questioned. Hankison’s motion was opposed by the Kentucky attorney general’s office and three news outlets: The Associated Press, the Courier Journal and WDRB-TV. An attorney for the news outlets, Michael Abate, called the ruling “a significant win for transparency.” “The public’s ultimate confidence in the verdict hinges on everyone knowing...
    A serial killer in Texas who has been on death row for more than 20 years in the murders of five young women has had his appeal to review his sentence denied by the U.S. Supreme Court after he claimed his public defender was ineffective and negligent in presenting his case. Faryion Wardrip, 62, was convicted in 1999 in the deaths of the four women in a 16-month span, starting in Wichita Falls, in 1984. He had been free on parole after confessing to the murder of another woman. His murdered victims were Terry Sims, 20; Toni Gibbs, 23; Debra Taylor, 25; Ellen Bau, 21, and Tina Kimbrew, 21.  The top court's decision to deny Wardrip's appeal shared on Monday. It was the latest in a string of attempts by Wardrip to have his death penalty tossed. Faryion Wardrip, 62 committed five murders in Texas between December 1984 and May 1986. Four of the murders happened in Wichita County and one happened in the Dallas-Fort Worth area Allan B. Polunsky Unit in West Livingston, Texas, where Wardrip hason death row...
    Police video shows former Wilson police officers Brandon Dingman and Joshua Taylor using their Tasers to murder Jared Lakey on July 4, 2019. An attorney representing the family of a man murdered when police used their Tasers on him more than 50 times in 2019 is making an important call of federal investigators investigating police brutality, and that is not to overlook rural America. Former Oklahoma police officers Brandon Dingman and Joshua Taylor were convicted on Nov. 8 of murdering Jared Lakey, 28, in the second degree when they used their Tasers in a manner the court determined was both "dangerous and unnecessary," according to The Washington Post. The officers targeted Lakey in Wilson, Oklahoma, a city about 100 miles south of Oklahoma City with a population of 1,399, according to U.S. Census results from 2020. ”These officers didn’t violate their policy or training, they tortured Jared precisely because that’s how Wilson, Oklahoma, decided to police the community,” Spencer Bryan, the Lakey family’s attorney, told The Washington Post. In calling for justice in rural America, he referenced the high-profile police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, whose deaths...
    (CNN)A 10-year-old Black girl who was arrested at a school in Hawaii over a drawing was the only Black student involved in the incident and the only one disciplined, the girl's family and their attorney said."It's hard to believe that they were not treated that way because of their race," Attorney Mateo Caballero said about the girl and her mother. "She was really the only student investigated, disciplined, interrogated and arrested."Earlier this week, the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii sent a letter to the Honolulu Police Department, the state Department of Education and the state attorney general's office demanding policy changes and compensation over an incident at the Honowai Elementary School in Honolulu.A Black girl was arrested at school in Hawaii over a drawing that upset a parentThe girl was "handcuffed with excessive force and taken to the police station" after a parent called school officials to complain about a drawing made by the girl and demanding to get police involved, the ACLU said.The girl's mother, Tamara Taylor, told CNN's Brianna Keilar on Friday that she dropped her daughter...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Gov. Greg Abbott appointed an assistant criminal district attorney in Tarrant County to serve as the judge for the 48th District Court. Chris Taylor, 39, who works in the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s civil division, will replace retiring Judge David Evans, who has served as this court’s judge since December 23, 2003. “I am honored and humbled to take over the leadership of such a historic court,” said Taylor in a statement. “I look forward to continuing to serve the citizens of Tarrant County and promise to always follow the law.” Chris Taylor (credit: LinkedIn) Taylor, who has been with the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office for nearly four years, will be the 13th judge of this court that was established in 1891. This is the second oldest court in Tarrant County. “Chris Taylor is a great attorney and he will be missed in this office,” Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney Sharen Wilson said. “He will be exactly what you want in a judge: smart, calm, courteous and committed to following the law.” Taylor...
    PERRY HALL, Md. (WJZ) — Officials announced that 21-year-old Christopher James Engles was convicted by a jury of first-degree murder in the 2019 shooting death of Taylor India Webb. “This case involves the combination of two extremely serious, and sometimes tragically fatal, issues today in our society- gun violence and domestic violence,” said State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger. “We must continue to aggressively pursue and bring to justice those who choose violence in these situations.” The case was presided over by Judge Paul Hanley. No sentencing date has been set at this time. The State will be seeking a sentence of Life Without the Possibility of Parole. The case was prosecuted by Deputy State’s Attorney Robin Coffin and Assistant State’s Attorney Natalie Scurto. READ MORE: Three Maryland Men Facing Federal Charges Related To $2.7M Unemployment Fraud Scheme On Feb. 26, 2019, officers responded to Hickory Falls Way at Hickoryhurst Drive around 11:13 p.m. Police said someone shot the woman in a parked car and then took off from the scene. READ MORE: Charles Street Promenade Set To Return Saturday, Sept. 25...
    To hear his attorney tell it, accused rioter Kyle Fitzsimons was merely "caught up in the frenzy of the rally and protest" when Donald Trump incited his followers to storm the U.S. Capitol on January 6. It is a defense that first started getting noticed in the weeks following the insurrection. But even though Trump certainly incited the riot that day, it's not clear that it is a winning argument when it comes to the exoneration of the rioters. Fitzsimons, 37, of Lebanon ME, was bloodied by an officer's baton on the front lines of the riot, but "lowered his shoulder and charged at the line of officers" according to the FBI. The criminal complaint against him cited multiple witnesses who told agents of his "vocal right-wing beliefs," including frequent references to firearms. "Fitzsimons has been held without bail since Feb. 4, when authorities arrested him at his Lebanon home. He was indicted on 10 charges, including rushing at a line of officers, disorderly conduct and assault on a federal officer," the Bangor Daily News reported. "When a judge denied...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Two Texas police officers, including one already under a murder indictment, were indicted Friday in the July 2019 shooting of an Austin scientist who neighbors reported as having a mental health crisis. A special Travis County grand jury indicted Austin police officers Christopher Taylor and Karl Krycia on murder and deadly conduct counts in the shooting death of Mauris de Silva. The shooting happened after neighbors in a downtown condominium building reported de Silva was having a psychotic break and holding a knife to his neck. READ MORE: Hurst Euless Bedford ISD Board Votes Against Mask Mandate According to police reports, Taylor, Krycia and a third officer confronted de Silva and told him to drop the knife. When De Silva lowered the knife to his side and advanced toward the officers, Taylor and Krycia shot him while the third officer fired a stun gun. Both Taylor and Krycia are free on their own recognizance and are on leave from the police force. “To protect the integrity of the criminal proceedings in this matter, APD has delayed...
    The headlines read as though they were written by protesters who routinely demonstrated outside the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Why I Don’t Trust Prosecutors. When Police And Prosecutors Are Partners in Crime. When Innocence Is Inconvenient. Unsparingly criticizing the nation’s largest prosecutor’s office, the accompanying essays accused the agency of a smorgasbord of malfeasance: racial discrimination, failing to protect employees from sexual harassment and failing to hold police accountable for misconduct. Blunt and profane, the sentences quaked with anger at an institution the author viewed as fundamentally broken. While each post echoed criticisms that protestors lobbed last year at then-Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey, these calls for change came from inside the office. The author was a prosecutor. His pen name: Spooky Brown Esq. Column One A showcase for compelling storytelling from the Los Angeles Times. More stories The man behind the alias, Adewale Oduye, had been a prosecutor since 2008. Oduye said his typing fingers were fueled by the culture of an office that has not charged a Los Angeles police officer in...
    A lawsuit filed on behalf of Breonna Taylor's family alleges that Louisville police may be lying about the existence of body camera footage from the raid that killed her.  The lawsuit filed on Thursday by the same attorney that netted Taylor's family a $12million wrongful death settlement against the Louisville Metro Police says the department may have given 'misinformation' when it said that there was no body camera footage from the botched March 13, 2020 drug raid during which officers fatally shot her.  Additionally, the suit alleges the LMPD is withholding records that might prove the existence of such body camera footage, WDRB reported.  Police have said that the only officer involved in the raid equipped with a body camera, Anthony James, had turned it off. A lawsuit filed on behalf of Breonna Taylor's family alleges that the Louisville Metro Police lied when it said it did not have body camera footage of the March 13, 2020 drug raid that killed her  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Louisville cop involved in raid that killed Breonna...
    According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia, the former office manager for an Augusta medical practice has been sentenced after admitting she stole more than half a million dollars from the business. Shirley Ann Taylor, 65, of Gibson, Ga., was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to an Information charging her with nine counts of Wire Fraud, said David H. Estes, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall also ordered Taylor to pay $1,163,091.68 in restitution, and to serve three years of supervised release after completion of her prison term. There is no parole in the federal system. “Shirley Ann Taylor violated the trust of her employer and fellow employees to enrich herself at the company’s expense,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Estes. “Thanks to the vigilance of a fellow employee, she’s now being held accountable for her thefts.” As described in court documents and testimony, Taylor was employed at an Augusta medical...
    OAKLAND — An Alameda County jury convicted a Bay Area man of murder and conspiracy in the horrific 2016 killing of a 21-year-old sheriff’s Explorer who was lured to an Oakland park under the pretext of a date and stabbed to death. Curtys Taylor, 26, faces life without the possibility of parole in the murder of Karla Ramirez-Segoviano. Prosecutors say Taylor — jealous that kissed his girlfriend, Laura Rodgers — used Rodgers’ phone to lure Ramirez-Segoviano to the Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center in Oakland, waited two hours for her to show up, then stabbed her more than 30 times before using gasoline to set her body on fire. At the time of her death, Ramirez-Segoviano belonged to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Explorer program, which introduces participants ages 14-20 to law enforcement careers. Several of her friends in the program have gone on to become deputies since she was murdered. Deputy district attorney Allyson Donovan, who prosecuted the case, said during trial that Taylor “hatched and controlled” the plan and spent months obsessing about Rodgers and Ramirez-Segoviano kissing before carrying it...
    A horse named after Breonna Taylor and owned by her family's attorney won a prestigious pre-Kentucky Derby race at Churchill Downs on Thursday.  Breonna, a three-year-old filly owned by Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar and his wife Janelle, was a decisive winner in wet conditions during the six-furlong race on Thursday. Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician, was shot and killed by police executing a no-knock warrant in March 2020. Aguiar's wife Janelle said naming the horse after Breonna Taylor was a way of keeping her name in the spotlight.  CNN affiliate WAVE  reported that Aguiar watched the race at his office with Taylor's mother Tamika Palmer.    'The horse is resilient and beautiful,' Aguiar told the station. Wife Janelle wrote on Facebook: 'Any time we win a horse race is exciting.  'But it takes it to a new level when you name your horse Breonna in honor of #BreonnaTaylor, the horse wins at Churchill Downs on Derby week, and you hear so many people #SayHerName'.   Breonna, a three-year-old horse named after Breonna Taylor, won a race at Churchill Downs Thursday. The...
    Louisville Metro Police Department Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, who was shot during the no-knock raid resulting in Breonna Taylor's March 2020 death, is retiring. Taylor's boyfriend, who said he feared the police were intruders during the botched drug raid, shot Mattingly, 48, in the leg; officers returned fire, ultimately killing Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT. The LMPD confirmed Mattingly's retirement to Fox News on Thursday, saying he has preliminary plans to leave the department on June 1. The department did not share any further statements. Mattingly's attorney, Kent Wicker, shared a Wednesday statement from Mattingly announcing his retirement with Fox News. Louisville Metro Police Department Sgt. John Mattingly plans to retire. (Credit: LMPD) "Serving as a police officer for the past 21 years has been one of the greatest honors and privileges of my life," Mattingly said. "Having this opportunity in the city I grew up in and love has made that choice an even greater honor. I’ve never taken lightly the responsibility that comes along with serving the great citizens of Louisville." LOUISVILLE MAYOR SLAPS DOWN REPORTER'S 'SIMPLISTIC' QUESTION: 'I WON'T DIGNIFY IT...
    (CNN)Police in the New York suburb of Long Island are investigating a report of a noose found hanging in a storeroom at a local business, a Suffolk County police spokesperson confirmed to CNN on Monday.Kyrin Taylor, a 23-year-old electrician who had been working as an apprentice since December at Cooper Power & Lighting Corp., came to work on April 20 to find a noose hanging in his workspace in Farmingdale, his lawyer told CNN on Monday. "Seeing this took my breath away and I really did not know what to do or what to think," said Taylor, who is Black, in a statement. His lawyer, Frederick Brewington, said his client called the police because he feared for his safety. He also contacted his union, IBEW Local 25, to inform it of the situation.Taylor and Brewington both claim that Taylor's boss scolded Taylor for calling the police. The boss has not returned CNN's email and phone requests for comment.Read MoreKyrin Taylor was working at Cooper Power & Lighting Corp. in Farmingdale, NY. Taylor also said in his statement that this was...
    More On: Breonna Taylor Breonna Taylor’s mom slams BLM chapter in Louisville as a ‘fraud’ Simon & Schuster won’t distribute book by cop involved in Breonna Taylor shooting NYPD says ‘no-knock’ warrants are critical for getting guns, drugs off street 10 arrested, 3 cops hurt at Breonna Taylor protest in LA Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday announced a federal investigation of police in Louisville, Kentucky — citing the death of Breonna Taylor during a police raid in March 2020. The Justice Department will look into whether the department routinely violates people’s constitutional rights, Garland said, in what may be the first step toward forcing a “consent decree” that would put the feds in charge of local reforms. Garland last week announced a similar probe into Minneapolis police shortly after a jury convicted former officer Derek Chauvin of murdering George Floyd. “Louisville has already taken some steps towards reform through its settlement with a family of Breonna Taylor, as well as through other measures. We commend those measures and our investigation will take them into account,” Garland said in...
    By Jessica Schneider and Devan Cole | CNN Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday announced a Justice Department investigation into the practices of the Louisville Police Department. The impending probe will come a little over a year after officers with the department shot and killed Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old aspiring nurse, in her own home during a botched raid. The department came under intense scrutiny following the incident and her killing, along with that of several other Black Americans, led to widespread protests in the US over policing and racial injustice. Garland, speaking at the Justice Department’s headquarters, referred to Taylor during his announcement of the investigation, which he said “will assess whether (Louisville Metro Police Department) engages in a pattern or practice of using unreasonable force, including with respect to people involved in peaceful expressive activities.” “It will determine whether LMPD engages in unconstitutional stops, searches and seizures, as well as whether the department unlawfully executes search warrants on private homes,” he said, adding that “it will also assess whether LMPD engages in discriminatory conduct on the basis of...
    Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the launch of a “pattern or practice” investigation into Louisville’s government and the city’s police department to determine whether there were violations of constitutional rights or federal statutes, less than a week after announcing such an investigation into Minneapolis. “Today, the Justice Department is opening a civil investigation into the Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government and the Louisville Metro Police Department to determine whether LMPD engages in a pattern or practice of violations of the Constitution or federal law,” Garland said Monday. “Today’s announcement is based upon an extensive review of publicly available information about LMPD conducted by the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.” The investigation is to be led by the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, headed by the newly confirmed Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta, as well as the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky. Garland previously announced a “pattern or practice” civil investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department following former officer Derek Chauvin being found guilty last Tuesday in the murder of George Floyd. Floyd, a 46-year-old...
    (CNN)The trial for a former Louisville police officer charged in connection with Breonna Taylor's shooting has been pushed back to February 1, 2022, according to a pre-trial hearing held in Kentucky's Jefferson County on Friday. Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Ann Bailey Smith postponed the trial of Brett Hankison from its original date of August 31, 2021, saying the new date was "the most realistic" one that she had because of a backlog of delayed trials due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Taylor, a 26-year-old aspiring nurse, was shot and killed by Louisville officers in her own home during a botched police raid in March 2020.Citing too much publicity around Taylor's case in Louisville, Hankison's attorney, Stew Mathews, asked that the trial is moved to a different location.Simon & Schuster wont distribute book by a Louisville police officer involved in the Breonna Taylor raid"I think that there's subliminal pressure, if not direct pressure, on all of those people and fear of what could happen should they sit on this jury and should they render a verdict that is not the verdict...
    FLORIDA (AP) – NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown has settled a civil lawsuit by former trainer Britney Taylor, who accused Brown of sexually assaulting her. Taylor filed the lawsuit in 2019, and lawyers for her and Brown released statements Wednesday revealing the agreement. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Spiritual Leaders Meeting With Police To Discuss Issues In Community “Antonio and Britney have been friends over a decade. Several years ago they almost became business partners. Recently, they were involved in aggressive litigation. Having reflected on their relationship, both feel that the time has come to move on,” the statements said. Brown’s statement was released by his representative, Alana Burstyn. Attorney David Haas made the statement for Taylor. The civil suit stemmed from what Taylor said occurred in 2017 and 2018, when she said the player sexually assaulted her twice, then raped her. Brown countersued Taylor, claiming defamation. READ MORE: Familys Attorney Says Pine-Richland Officials Used Child As Scapegoat For Football Coaching Staff Losing Jobs Brown, currently a free agent after winning the Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in February, remains...
    NFL free agent Antonio Brown and Britney Taylor, his former personal trainer who accused him of sexual assault, have settled their civil dispute for an undisclosed amount, meaning the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver will avoid a trial. Representatives for both Brown, 32, and Taylor announced Wednesday that the dispute had been resolved. The two parties agreed not to disclose the settlement, according to multiple reports. Taylor sued Brown in federal court back in 2019, but later refiled in Florida, claiming he sexually assaulted on three occasions between 2017 and 2018. Brown, who countersued Taylor for defamation in 2019, has denied the accusation and according to an ESPN report, refused to sign a $2 million settlement agreement. No criminal charges were ever filed against Brown, who recently won his first Super Bowl as a member of the Buccaneers before his one-year contract expired. NFL free agent Antonio Brown and Britney Taylor, his former personal trainer who accused him of sexually assaulting her, have settled their civil dispute for an undisclosed amount, meaning the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver will...
    Kentucky enacted limitations on no-knock warrants following nationwide protests and riots stemming from the death of Breonna Taylor, who was killed during a police raid in March 2020. Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday signed Senate Bill 4, which prohibits no-knock warrants unless the subject is believed to be a violent offender, the officer has received clearance from the highest-ranking law enforcement authority in a respective agency, or the officers were given prior approval from the "Commonwealth's attorney or county attorney." Warrants issued between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. are not banned under the legislation, but only SWAT teams or other advanced teams can enter a home without notice, so long as they comply with the stipulations and wear body cameras. “I cannot know the depths of pain caused by systematic racism, but in my administration, we are committed to listening and continuing to act. I am signing Senate Bill 4 to help ensure no other mother knows Tamika Palmer’s grief at the loss of her daughter Breonna Taylor,” Beshear said in a statement. “This is meaningful change, and...
    A judge has rejected a request by a former police officer to change the venue of his trial in the killing of Breonna Taylor. Brett Hankison's attorney argued the jury pool in Jefferson County, Kentucky, has been tainted by an 'avalanche' of negative publicity, ABC News reported. Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Ann Bailey Smith ruled that moving trial at this point is premature, but cautioned she remains open to granting the request if it becomes apparent an impartial jury cannot be seated in Louisville. Hankison was indicted in September on three felony counts of wanton endangerment for firing errant shots that penetrated a wall in Taylor's apartment and entered a neighboring residence occupied by three people. Hankinson pleaded not guilty to the charges and is scheduled to go on trial in August.  Emergency room technician Breonna Taylor was killed emergency room technician in her home on March 13, 2020, by Louisville, Kentucky, police officers executing a search warrant Former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison was indicted in September on three felony counts of wanton endangerment for firing errant shots...
    By BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Attorney General Treg Taylor said Monday he takes seriously his duty to decide which cases to pursue in the public interest and is hopeful that under his leadership the state won't see a “string of losing cases." His comments were in response to questions during a confirmation hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Rep. Matt Claman, the chair and an attorney, said he was “troubled” by a number of cases that seem like political positions but "legally, they're very, very poor positions to take.” Some of the cases Claman cited were still moving through the legal system, including a school funding dispute set for arguments before the Alaska Supreme Court. In another case, a judge found Gov. Mike Dunleavy unconstitutionally used his veto powers to punish the courts after a Supreme Court decision that invalidated proposed abortion restrictions. “If you were to ask me what is the single most important job if you are to succeed as attorney general, it's to convince this governor to stop taking poor cases,” Claman, an...
    Dr. Oz asks Breonna Taylor’s mother her opinion on Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s handling of her daughter’s case.     Watch THE DR. OZ SHOW, weekdays at 3 p.m. on CBS 62. Related
    An attorney for Les Miles says allegations by female students and staffers of inappropriate behavior when he was the football coach at LSU are untrue, and they plan to fight his placement on administration leave Friday by Kansas. Attorney Peter Ginsberg said in a statement that Kansas’ decision was “bending to the winds of media blowback” after a report by outside law firm Husch Blackwell released Friday found “significant alleged misconduct” by Miles and revealed that former LSU athletic director Joe Allevea recommended his firing in 2013. Another report released Thursday by law firm Taylor Porter also had discovered “several allegations of misconduct” against Miles, who has coached at Kansas the past two seasons after spending 12 seasons at LSU from 2005-16. “Before the release of the reports this week, Kansas had been provided with significant information supporting Taylor Porter’s conclusions,” Ginsberg said Saturday in a statement, according to USA Today. “KU also had performed thorough due diligence before hiring Coach Miles. “Kansas’ decision to put Les Miles on administrative leave is both disturbing and unfair. To fail to...
    More On: college football Kansas takes action against Les Miles Ex-LSU AD wanted Les Miles fired over sexual harassment allegations College football coach was banned from being alone with female students Football star says he was threatened by alumni over Texas song controversy An attorney for Les Miles says allegations by female students and staffers of inappropriate behavior when he was the football coach at LSU are untrue, and they plan to fight his placement on administration leave Friday by Kansas. Attorney Peter Ginsberg said in a statement that Kansas’ decision was “bending to the winds of media blowback” after a report by outside law firm Husch Blackwell released Friday found “significant alleged misconduct” by Miles and revealed that former LSU athletic director Joe Allevea recommended his firing in 2013. Another report released Thursday by law firm Taylor Porter also had discovered “several allegations of misconduct” against Miles, who has coached at Kansas the past two seasons after spending 12 seasons at LSU from 2005-16. “Before the release of the reports this week, Kansas had been provided with significant...
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman authorities said used stolen personal information to run a multimillion-dollar bank fraud scheme was sentenced to more than five years in prison Tuesday. A federal judge in Newark sentenced Alexis Taylor to 63 months. The 32-year-old Hackensack resident had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud. The U.S. attorney’s office alleged that during a 15-month period beginning in March 2017, Taylor bought personal information obtained from the dark web, such as bank account information and answers to online security questions. The information was used by Taylor and others to make in-person bank withdrawals and telephone wire transfers to steal more than $2 million, authorities alleged. The U.S. attorney's office said Taylor also traveled to victims’ homes and intercepted debit cards and other financial documents from the mail. Taylor also was sentenced to four years of supervised release. A hearing on restitution is scheduled for May. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: New Jersey, Associated Press
    Three grand jurors in the Breonna Taylor case have had enough of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s lies and manipulation, and on Friday they decided to do something about it. They filed a petition with the Kentucky House of Representatives calling for Cameron's impeachment after he failed to even mention a homicide charge in his presentation to the jury last September, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.  Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician, died on March 13 after officers smashed through her door while she was sleeping and fired 32 times into her apartment, hitting her six times. But Cameron only presented to the jury three wanton endangerment charges, regarding shots fired into a neighboring apartment. Kevin Glogower, the lawyer representing the three grand jurors, said in the petition: “The Grand Jurors did not choose this battle. This battle chose them." Glogower told the Courier-Journal that the jurors were “randomly selected” and “terribly misused by the most powerful law enforcement official in Kentucky,” adding that “Mr. Cameron continues to blatantly disregard the truth.” Officers have said they were responding to a shot fired by Taylor's boyfriend Kenneth Walker,...
    Three grand jurors in the Breonna Taylor case were among those who filed a petition Friday with Kentucky’s House of Representatives calling for Republican Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to be impeached. The petitioners levied three allegations against Cameron, including one related to the Jan. 6 riot. They alleged that Cameron helped incite the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol by “financing, directing, and/or permitting radical robocalls that flooded the United States Capitol with rioters.” They also accused Cameron of breaching “public trust and failure to comply with duties for misrepresenting to the nation the findings of the Grand Jury,” and “abuse of office and breach of duties of professional responsibility and ethics.” The petitioners seek to have Cameron both removed from office and disqualified from ever holding public office in Kentucky again. The three anonymous jurors had their counsel sign their press release to protect their identities. “The Grand Jurors did not choose this battle,” counsel Kevin Glogower said. “This battle chose them. These are randomly selected citizens who were compelled to sit on a grand jury and were...
    (CNN)Three former grand jurors are among the "concerned Kentucky citizens" petitioning the Kentucky Legislature to impeach state Attorney General Daniel Cameron, according to Kevin Glogower, one of the attorneys representing the petitioners.The citizens filed a petition Friday seeking the impeachment of Cameron on charges of "breach of public trust and failure to comply with duties for misrepresenting to the nation the findings of the Grand Jury" and "abuse of office and breach of duties of professional responsibility and ethics," both of which are connected to the lack of charges filed against the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department officers implicated in the death of Breonna Taylor in September.Breonna Taylor grand jurors say there was an uproar when they realized officers wouldnt be charged with her death"These are randomly selected citizens who were compelled to sit on a grand jury and were terribly misused by the most powerful law enforcement official in Kentucky," Glogower said in a news release.Cameron took over the investigation into the shooting death of Taylor during a Louisville police raid last year. A grand jury did not indict any...
    Three grand jurors from the investigation into the police raid that killed 26-year-old Breonna Taylor are now calling for Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R) to be impeached over allegations that he mishandled the case.  The jurors on Friday filed a petition with the state House of Representatives, arguing that Cameron breached the public’s trust and also misrepresented key grand jury findings, according to the Louisville Courier Journal, which first reported the complaint.  A press release from the attorney representing the grand jurors, who remained anonymous to protect their identities, said of the jurors, “it is truly a testament to the Kentucky Constitution that they are able to be here today and to expose injustice and demand public accountability.” Attorney Kevin Glogower added, “I am honored and humbled to serve them.” “The Grand Jurors did not choose this battle,” Glogower said. “This battle chose them. These are randomly selected citizens who were compelled to sit on a grand jury and were terribly misused by the most powerful law enforcement official in Kentucky.”  According to Louisville, Ky, public radio station WFPL,...
    Attorney Ben Crump welcomed news Wednesday that two Louisville, Ky., police officers will most likely be terminated from the force over their roles in the death of Breonna Taylor. Detectives Myles Cosgrove and Joshua Jaynes were both recently served with termination paperwork over the botched March 13 drug raid on Taylor's apartment. The FBI concluded Cosgrove fired the shot that killed Taylor. Jaynes was not present at the raid but sought the no-knock warrant for the operation, which centered on Taylor's ex-boyfriend, a convicted drug dealer.  BREONNA TAYLOR'S MOTHER PENS LETTER TO BIDEN IN FULL-PAGE WASHINGTON POST AD In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Crump, who represents several families whose loved ones were killed by police officers including George Floyd, said Cosgrove and Jaynes should be held criminally liable for Taylor's death.  "The @LMPD finally admitted they intend to fire Joshua Jaynes and Myles Cosgrove! Ultimately, both should be held criminally liable," he wrote. "I applaud Chief Gentry's diligent efforts to investigate the events of Breonna Taylor's murder & not defer to the incompetence of @kyoag's office." Interim Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Yvette Gentry previously said...
    The Louisville Metro Police Department moved Tuesday to fire two officers linked to Breonna Taylor’s shooting death in March. Interim Police Chief Yvette Gentry sent a pretermination letter to Detective Joshua Jaynes, according to his attorney, Thomas Clay. Gentry said Jaynes lied twice in seeking the warrant officers used to enter Taylor’s apartment as she slept — including when he said that a suspect, Jamarcus Glover, had been receiving packages at Taylor’s residence. Gentry also sent a pretermination letter to Detective Myles Cosgrove, who the FBI said fired the shot that killed Taylor. Lonita Baker, an attorney for Taylor’s family, said her understanding was that Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, who also fired rounds that struck Taylor, would not be terminated. The department in June fired one other officer, Detective Brett Hankison, for “blindly” shooting 10 rounds during the ordeal that killed Taylor, including several that entered an apartment adjacent to Taylor’s. He presently faces three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. Watch above via CNN. Have a tip we should know? [email protected]
    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky -- Louisville police have taken steps that could result in the firing of two officers connected to Breonna Taylor's death - the one who sought the no-knock search warrant that led detectives to her apartment and another found to have opened fire.Detective Joshua Jaynes received a pretermination letter, media outlets reported Tuesday. It came after a Professional Standards Unit investigation found he had violated department procedures for preparation of a search warrant and truthfulness, his attorney said.Detective Myles Cosgrove also received a pretermination letter, media outlets later reported, citing his attorney, Jarrod Beck. Kentucky's attorney general has said it was Cosgrove who appeared to have fired the fatal shot at Taylor, according to ballistics tests.RELATED | Police investigating after sculpture of Breonna Taylor vandalized in OaklandEMBED More News Videos Police are investigating after a bust of Breonna Taylor installed earlier this month in downtown Oakland was vandalized. The shooting death of the 26-year-old Black woman in her home sparked months of protests in Louisville alongside national protests over racial injustice and police misconduct.Jaynes has a hearing with interim...
    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky -- Louisville police have taken steps that could result in the firing of two officers connected to Breonna Taylor's death - the one who sought the no-knock search warrant that led detectives to her apartment and another found to have opened fire.Detective Joshua Jaynes received a pretermination letter, media outlets reported Tuesday. It came after a Professional Standards Unit investigation found he had violated department procedures for preparation of a search warrant and truthfulness, his attorney said.Detective Myles Cosgrove also received a pretermination letter, media outlets later reported, citing his attorney, Jarrod Beck. Kentucky's attorney general has said it was Cosgrove who appeared to have fired the fatal shot at Taylor, according to ballistics tests.RELATED | Police investigating after sculpture of Breonna Taylor vandalized in OaklandEMBED More News Videos Police are investigating after a bust of Breonna Taylor installed earlier this month in downtown Oakland was vandalized. The shooting death of the 26-year-old Black woman in her home sparked months of protests in Louisville alongside national protests over racial injustice and police misconduct.Jaynes has a hearing with interim...