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    Four Kentucky officers were federally charged for their roles in the death of Breonna Taylor, who died in 2020 after police forced entry into her home while executing a search warrant in relation to a drug-dealing investigation. Louisville officers Kyle Meany and Joshua Jaynes knowingly used false information to obtain the search warrant that allowed them into Taylor’s apartment despite lacking “probable cause” for the search, according to their indictments issued on Wednesday. The two have been charged with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law, one count of conspiracy, one count of falsification of records in a federal investigation, and one count of making a false statement to federal investigators. EX-OFFICER WHO KILLED BREONNA TAYLOR FILES SUIT TO GET JOB BACK “The Justice Department has charged four current and former Louisville Metro Police Department officers with federal crimes related to Breonna Taylor’s death,” said Attorney General Merrick Garland. “Among other things, the federal charges announced today allege that members of LMPD’s Place-Based Investigations Unit falsified the affidavit used to obtain the search...
    Over two years after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot during a no-knock raid on her home, those hoping someone would be held accountable for her death have new hope, after Attorney General Merrick Garland announced new federal charges had been filed against four current and former Louisville police officers. MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell reported the news Thursday morning, cuing a video of Garland making the announcement. The Department of Justice has charged four current and former officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department, Garland said. The charges were also announced in a press release on the DOJ website. “Members of the Place-Based Investigations Unit falsified the affidavit used to obtain the search warrant of Miss Taylor’s home,” he continued. “That this act violated federal civil rights laws, and that those violations resulted in Miss Taylor’s death. Specifically, we allege that Miss Taylor’s fourth amendment rights were violated when defendants Joshua Jaynes, Kelly Goodlett, and Kyle Meany sought a warrant to search Miss Taylor’s home knowing that the officers lacked probable cause for the search.” The officers then conspired to fabricate a “false...
    By DYLAN LOVAN LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has charged four Louisville police officers involved in the deadly Breonna Taylor raid with civil rights violations. Federal charges against former officers Joshua Jaynes, Brett Hankison and Kelly Goodlett, along with Sgt. Kyle Meany were announced by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday. Garland said federal officials “share but cannot fully imagine the grief” felt by Taylor’s family. “Breonna Taylor should be alive today,” he said. Taylor, a 26-year-old Black medical worker, was shot to death by Louisville officers who had knocked down her door while executing the search warrant. Taylor’s boyfriend fired a shot that hit one of the officers as they came through the door and they returned fire, striking Taylor multiple times. Hankison, who was dismissed from the department in 2020, was one of the officers at Taylor’s door and one of three who fired shots that night. He was acquitted by a jury of state charges of wanton endangerment earlier this year in Louisville. Jaynes had applied for the warrant to search Taylor’s house....
    An ex-Louisville Police detective has been arrested and charged by the FBI for lying on a search warrant which led to the deadly raid at Breonna Taylor’s apartment in 2020. Joshua Jaynes was fired by the Louisville Metro Police department, in Kentucky, for his actions which meant Taylor, 26, was shot and killed by cops. His attorney, Thomas Clay, has confirmed that Jaynes was taken into custody by the FBI this morning, though the official charges are unclear. However he said that he believes that it relates to a conspiracy to falsify records in relation to a federal investigation. Clay added that Jaynes was taken to a detention facility in Oldham County, and it is unclear when the initial court hearing may occur.  He said that he believes that two other LMPD officers involved in Taylors case, Kelly Hannah Goodlett and Kyle Meany, may also be facing federal charges.  Jaynes, 40, was sacked in January 2021 for adding a false statement to his sworn affidavit for the 'no knock' warrant to search Taylors apartment over her drug dealer ex-boyfriend.  Joshua...
    HAMMOND, Ind. (WLS) -- It's been one week since a Northwest Indiana woman went missing and still no sign of her.The video featured is from a previous report.Sunday, family and friends were back out searching for 23-year-old Ariana Taylor."She got a 4-year-old son waiting to see her face!" her mother, Queena Taylor, said Friday. "I'm fighting for the little family that I got! This is so irritating! I just want my kid!"RELATED | Northwest Indiana mom, 23, missing for days after car found crashed off I-80/94, Gary police sayEMBED More News Videos Ariana Taylor was last seen late Saturday night. Her car was found crashed by Gary police early Sunday morning, but no one was inside. They are focusing their efforts around an area off I-65 in Gary, where police found Taylor's mangled SUV last Sunday."Had to be doing 80-plus mile per hour," Gary Police Commander Jack Hamady said after the car was discovered. "It did not look like that individual used the brakes at all. Went down into a ravine and came to a stop, and had flat tires....
    HAMMOND, Ind. (WLS) -- The search for a missing mother from Northwest Indiana resumed Friday after her car was found crashed by Gary police over the weekend.Ariana Taylor, 23, went missing in unincorporated Lake County over the weekend. Police initially said she was 24 years old, but later clarified she is 23.Family and friends said no one has seen or heard from her since late Saturday night. Loved ones gathered at noon on Friday to search for her in Hammond.RELATED | Northwest Indiana mom, 23, missing for days after car found crashed off I-80/94, Gary police sayEMBED More News Videos Ariana Taylor was last seen late Saturday night. Her car was found crashed by Gary police early Sunday morning, but no one was inside. Kijon Graham, the father of Taylor's 4-year-old son, was part of the search Tuesday, and said he last exchanged texts with her late Saturday night when she told him she would be by in the morning to pick him up.He said at the time she was out with friends at several bars in Valparaiso. He said...
    LAKE COUNTY, Ind. (WLS) -- Police and concerned family are searching the area where the crashed car of a woman who was reported missing from Lake County, Ind., was found over the weekend.Ariana Taylor, 24, went missing in unincorporated Lake County over the weekend. Family and friends said no one has seen or heard from her since late Saturday night.The father of Taylor's 4-year-old son, who was part of the search Tuesday, said he last exchanged texts with her late Saturday night when she told him she would be by in the morning to pick him up. He said at the time she was out with friends at several bars in Valparaiso. He said her friends brought her home to her parents' house where she then insisted in leaving in her own vehicle.Gary police said early Sunday morning they found her SUV crashed and badly damaged about 1,000 yards off the road in a heavily brush covered area near the junction of I-80/94 and I-65. They said no one was inside.Taylor's family said she remains missing as of Tuesday and...
    (CNN)The parents of Amir Locke, who was fatally shot by Minneapolis police during the execution of a no-knock warrant, called for the abolition of the practice at a news conference Thursday.Locke was shot and killed in the early hours of February 2 by police conducting a no-knock warrant on a residence. Locke, who police say was not named in any of the search warrants, was seen on police bodycam footage apparently asleep and shown to be holding a gun upon awakening.Teenager wanted in connection with no-knock warrant that led to Amir Lockes death was his cousinLocke's father, Andre, and mother, Karen Wells, spoke to reporters in the Capitol Rotunda in St. Paul, Minnesota, calling for federal and state bans on no-knock warrants. They were joined by relatives of other people who have died at the hands of police, as well as civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is representing Locke's family.Locke's parents called on President Joe Biden to push a national ban on such warrants in the name of their son. "All I have is the memories... and pictures," Wells...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky task force on search warrants established in the wake of the fatal Breonna Taylor police shooting is recommending additional training for officers, an electronic database and tracking zip codes where search warrants are executed. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron promised the creation of the task force last year, after his office completed a review of Taylor’s March 13, 2020, fatal shooting. Police used a narcotics warrant to enter Taylor’s apartment shortly before the 26-year-old medical technician was shot to death by officers. Cameron said the goal of the task force was “to conduct a top to bottom review of the search warrant process” in Kentucky. He announced in a news release Tuesday that the 18-member panel had completed its work and issued several recommendations. “The final recommendations reflect law enforcement’s role in advancing public safety and acknowledge the personal protections guaranteed by our Constitution,” Cameron said. Cameron, a Republican, was the special prosecutor who investigated the police actions on the night of Taylor’s death. That investigation culminated in a grand jury ruling that did...
    By Aya Elamroussi, Taylor Romine, Leyla Santiago, Randi Kaye and Sara Weisfeldt | CNN Police in Florida said Thursday that skeletal remains found during the search for Brian Laundrie at the Carlton Reserve on Wednesday are of a human. “They are human remains, no doubt there. I would say that the remains were consistent with one individual, you know skeletal remains,” North Port Police spokesperson Josh Taylor said in an on-camera interview with CNN. Investigators found clothing believed to belong to Laundrie, he said. “It’s consistent with what he was believed to be wearing,” Taylor said. Taylor indicated the belongings had been out there for some time. Laundrie went missing last month, a few days before authorities in Wyoming found the remains of fiancée Gabby Petito, who had been strangled. Investigators also found a backpack and a notebook belonging to Laundrie, 23, near the remains while they were searching the Carlton Reserve in North Port, according to FBI Special Agent in Charge Michael McPherson. “The notebook to my understanding has not been opened. You know, that will need to be...
    A North Port police officer has expressed doubts about Brian Laundrie's claims that he left their home and went to a nature preserve, as the search for Laundrie continues. In an interview with NewsNation reporter Brian Entin on Friday, North Port police spokesman Josh Taylor said there is 'a lot of oddness' about Laundrie's parents claims and admitted that part of their story 'just didn't make sense.' He said that the North Port police are working with the FBI to find Laundrie, who returned home from a cross-country trip with his fiancée Gabby Petito on September 1 without her. Laundrie, 23, was then reported missing himself on September 17, with his parents telling police he went to the nearby Carlton Reserve and never returned. Two days later, authorities found Petito's body at a campsite near the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, and her death was ruled a homicide. In an interview with NewsNation reporter Brian Entin on Friday, North Port police spokesman Josh Taylor said there is 'a lot of oddness' about Laundrie's parents claims and admitted that part of...
    (CNN)As the search for Brian Laundrie continues in a Florida nature reserve, police said Friday that they have yet to find any physical evidence of Laundrie within the sprawling wilderness area.Laundrie, whose fiancé Gabby Petito was found dead in Wyoming nearly three weeks ago, has been the focus of an intensive search in the Carlton Reserve near his family home in North Port, after his parents told police he planned to hike there.North Port police spokesman Josh Taylor told CNN's Randi Kaye that although nothing linked to Laundrie has been found inside the reserve, their efforts will continue there until they have better information.Heres what we know about Laundries disappearanceNorth Port police did confirm this week that an abandoned vehicle notice was placed on a Ford Mustang belonging to the Laundrie family on September 14 outside a park that serves as an entrance to the reserve. The parents, Chris and Roberta, went to the park that day looking for their son and saw the citation, according to Laundrie family attorney Steve Bertolino, a day after they say Laundrie told them...
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Search teams fanned out Wednesday at a Florida wilderness park to search for the boyfriend of Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, who authorities say was killed while on a cross-country trip with him. The search resumed around 8 a.m. Wednesday at the 24,000-acre (9,700-hectare) Carlton Reserve park, North Port police spokesperson Joshua Taylor said. Investigators say Brian Laundrie’s parents told them he had gone there after returning home without Petito on Sept. 1. It marked the fourth day of searching in the Carlton Reserve, with operations suspended Monday while the FBI searched the nearby Laundrie home for evidence. The outdoors search includes thousands of acres of forbidding, swampy subtropical terrain replete with alligators, snakes, turkey, deer and many other wild creatures. There are more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) of hiking and horseback riding trails, plus numerous camping areas and rivers. The body of Petito, 22, was reported missing Sept. 11 by her parents after they she did not respond to calls and texts for several days while the couple visited parks in the West. Her body...
    NORTH PORT, Fla. (CBSNewYork) – The FBI executed a search warrant at the Florida home of Gabby Petito‘s fiance Brian Laundrie. Police in Florida are focusing their energy on finding Laundrie. READ MORE: Pfizer Says COVID Vaccine Safe, Effective For Kids Ages 5 To 11 This comes a day after the FBI confirmed remains found in Wyoming are likely hers. At the beginning of summer, Petito left for a cross country van trip with Laundrie. As CBS2’s John Dias reports, Laundrie’s whereabouts remain unknown, but police say it’s just a matter of time before they track him down. Brian Laundrie (credit: Moab, Utah Police Department) Meantime, authorities are waiting to get official confirmation on the body that was found in Wyoming, and the cause of death has not yet been determined. MORE: Gabby Petito Search: Timeline Of Road Trip With Fiancé Brian Laundrie, Notable Dates And Events North Port, Fla. police and the FBI spent much of Monday morning searching and removing evidence from Laundrie’s home. FBI Tampa tweeted it was a court-authorized search. #UPDATE: The #FBI is executing a court-authorized...
    As local and federal agencies search for Gabby Petito in a Rocky Mountain national park, law enforcement are also working to find her fiancé Brian Laundrie, who his family says has not been seen since Tuesday.The latest efforts to locate Laundrie have shifted to a Florida nature reserve, where dozens of officers and FBI agents are combing an area that stretches out to roughly 25,000 acres, according to the North Port Police Department.The search resumed Sunday morning, North Port police said in a tweet, writing that investigators are "looking for anything of note after his parents say this is where he went."Laundrie's family told police he left home with his backpack Tuesday and told them he was going to the reserve, North Port police spokesperson Josh Taylor said Saturday.Laundrie, 23, is not wanted for a crime, according to law enforcement officials, who began investigating Petito's disappearance on September 11 when her family reported her missing. Prior to her disappearance, Petito, 22, had been traveling with Laundrie on a cross-country road trip through several western states, leaving online reviews of campsites...
    BRIAN Laundrie is still missing after cops started combing Florida’s Carlton reserve, while the search for his fiancé Gabby Petito also goes on. North Port Police paused their search of the swampland at nightfall Saturday, having found nothing. 6North Port Police paused their search of the Carlton reserve at nightfall SaturdayCredit: BackGrid 6The search of the swampland is due to resume Sunday morningCredit: BackGrid 6Gabby Petito's fiance was reported missing after he didn't return home from a hike in the reserveCredit: AFP “Our search of the Carlton is being called this evening due to darkness. Nothing found. Efforts will begin again Sunday morning,” the force said in a Twitter message Saturday evening around 7.45pm. Laundrie, 23, had refused to speak to cops or Petito’s family having returned alone from a cross-country road trip with his girlfriend who had been reported missing on September 11. He has now been reported missing as well. Laundrie was last seen Tuesday after he reportedly never returned home having been hiking in Carlton reserve in the north of the city, which covers around 25,000 acres...
    NORTH PORT, Florida (WABC) -- Authorities scoured a vast nature reserve in Florida Saturday as part of their search for Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito's fiancé, after family members say he headed there Tuesday after leaving home with a backpack.The search was called off for Saturday due to darkness and is set to resume Sunday morning. North Port Police say nothing was found. Our search of the Carlton is being called this evening due to darkness. Nothing found. Efforts will begin again Sunday morning. pic.twitter.com/l7L8B9hHrM— North Port Police (@NorthPortPolice) September 18, 2021Local and federal law enforcement are combing through a massive county park known as the Carlton Reserve, which spans more than 24,000 acres and is located just north of the home in which Laundrie and Petito shared with his parents.WATCH | Chopper hovers over police search for Brian Laundrie at Carlton ReserveEMBED More News VideosChopper video shows the police search for Brian Laundrie in the Carlton Reserve in Sarasota County, Florida. Police say his family believes he entered the area earlier this week after leaving home with a backpack on...
    VIDEO5:2005:20We are currently speaking with the Laundrie family, not Brian, says police spokesmanThe News with Shepard Smith North Port Police Public Information Officer Josh Taylor spoke to CNBC's "The News with Shepard Smith" shortly after police entered the North Port home where Brian Laundrie and his parents live, and said that investigators "are speaking with the family, currently, we are not speaking with Brian." A physical search for 22-year-old missing Florida woman Gabby Petito is underway in Wyoming, Her family last heard from her more than three weeks ago after she embarked on a cross-country road trip with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie.  Police have described Brian only as a person of interest in the investigation in the case. Taylor added that he does "not believe" that Brian was home when authorities were speaking to his family. Taylor confirmed that the Laundrie family called the police through their attorney to go to their residence and speak with them. "It is, obviously, important for us to speak with the family, but that's the second half of this," said Taylor....
    Tesla Recalls Most of Its Cars in China for Autopilot Fix 40 of the most expensive celebrity homes of all time The death toll and number of individuals accounted for and unaccounted for from the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South Condo in Surfside, Florida, remains the same, according to Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. © Provided by People facebook On Saturday morning, Levine Cava - who has served in her mayoral role since 2020 - announced during a press conference that "no further victims" have been found. "The numbers are the same as they were yesterday - 127 have been accounted for, 159 unaccounted for, and four confirmed dead." "Our top priority now continues to be search and rescue," she continued. "We continue to have hope. We're continuing to search. We're looking for people alive in the rubble." "That is our priority and our teams have not stopped, hour after hour through the night they have been working," added Levine Cava, 65. "At the same time, we know everyone wants to know what is the cause, what has happened...
    Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) on Friday partially banned no-knock warrants in the state following a year of protests and demonstrations sparked by the shooting death of Breonna Taylor. Taylor was shot eight times and was ultimately killed following a police raid in which law enforcement used a no-knock search warrant. The warrants enable police officers to identify themselves after they have already entered. Beshear signed a bill into law that will only permit a no-knock search warrant to be used if there is "clear and convincing evidence” that the alleged crime being committed “would qualify a person, if convicted, as a violent offender,” according to the Associated Press. Under the law, the warrants may only be executed between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m and an EMT must be on standby as the warrant is carried out, the AP noted. Judges will also be required to sign the warrants legibly when they approve them. Law enforcement officials in Taylor's case said that they knocked and announced their presence prior to entering the residence, though Taylor's neighbors and her boyfriend have said that they did not hear...
    Kenneth Walker III, who was Breonna Taylor's boyfriend, filed a federal lawsuit against the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) and the officers involved in the execution of the no-knock warrant that resulted in Taylor's death, alleging his constitutional rights had been violated during the raid. CNN obtained a copy of Walker's lawsuit and reports his attorneys allege that officers violated his Fourth Amendment rights when they executed a search warrant last March. They also allege that the warrant itself was based on fabricated assertions, that the raid was unnecessarily conducted at night, the officers did not announce they were police and that they responded with excessive force. The suit further accuses the officers of failing to coordinate with Louisville Metro Police SWAT team, which reportedly typically handles no-knock search warrants. It criticizes the LMPD for regularly allowing officers to carry out search warrants at night, alleging that late night search warrants "predictably leads to dangerous situations in which the targets of searches mistake police for intruders." "We are seeking to ensure that there is justice and accountability for the tragic and...
    (CNN)On the anniversary of Breonna Taylor's death, her boyfriend Kenneth Walker III filed a federal lawsuit against the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) and the officers involved in last year's fatal raid that seeks damages for violations of his constitutional rights, according to a lawsuit filed Friday and obtained by CNN.The lawsuit stems from the flawed forced-entry raid at Taylor's apartment on March 13, 2020. Walker, thinking officers were intruders, fired one shot as officers broke down the door, hitting Sgt. John Mattingly in the leg, authorities said. The officers returned a barrage of gunfire throughout the apartment, killing Taylor and, according to a statement from the state Attorney General's Office, nearly hitting a family in another apartment.Walker was arrested and charged with shooting at an officer, but those charges were initially dismissed last year and then dismissed with prejudice, or permanently, last week.Filed in US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky on Friday, Walker's lawyers allege in the suit that LMPD officers violated Walker's Fourth Amendment rights when they executed the search warrant on Taylor's residence.The suit...
    Randy Allen Taylor, who is serving two life sentences for the 2013 murder of 17-year-old Alexis Murphy in Virginia, could now face prosecution for the 2010 murder of 19-year-old Samantha Clarke, WTOP has learned. Fifty-five-year-old Taylor was given two life sentences for Murphy’s death. Initially a no-body murder case, Taylor recently led investigators to where he had hidden Murphy’s remains in Nelson County, Virginia — more than seven years after her disappearance. In October 2020, Nelson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office sought, and was granted, two transportation orders to have Taylor taken from Virginia Red Onion Prison — a state “supermax” facility in Wise County — to the Virginia State Police office in the town of Lebanon. While in state police custody, Taylor was brought to Nelson County, near the intersection of U.S. Route 29 and Stagebridge Road, in Lovingston. On private property, not far from modest homes, trailers and sheds along the state road through the tiny town, Taylor led investigators to where they would find Murphy’s remains, according to sources familiar with the search. Nelson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Daniel Rutherford...
    By Paul P. Murphy and Marshall Cohen | CNN The FBI recently raided the homes of two men that sponsored an invective-laced rally near the US Capitol a day before the deadly insurrection, the first known search warrants involving people who organized and spoke at rallies preceding the attack. CNN learned of the raids through an eyewitness account, public records, a lawyer representing one of the rally organizers and an FBI spokeswoman who confirmed details of the searches. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller confirmed that federal agents executed search warrants last week at two properties in Orange County, California, which public records indicate belong to Russell Taylor and Alan Hostetter. The two men run the American Phoenix Project, which co-sponsored a pro-Donald Trump rally near the Supreme Court on January 5, one day before the attack. Neither man has been charged with any crimes. Footage of the rally shows the men spewing militant vitriol: Hostetter told the crowd to prepare for “war tomorrow” against “vipers” in Congress who refused to nullify President Joe Biden‘s win. Taylor said, “We will not return...
    Washington (CNN)The FBI recently raided the homes of two men that sponsored an invective-laced rally near the US Capitol a day before the deadly insurrection, the first known search warrants involving people who organized and spoke at rallies preceding the attack. CNN learned of the raids through an eyewitness account, public records, a lawyer representing one of the rally organizers and an FBI spokeswoman who confirmed details of the searches. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller confirmed that federal agents executed search warrants last week at two properties in Orange County, California, which public records indicate belong to Russell Taylor and Alan Hostetter. The two men run the American Phoenix Project, which co-sponsored a pro-Donald Trump rally near the Supreme Court on January 5, one day before the attack. Neither man has been charged with any crimes.Footage of the rally shows the men spewing militant vitriol: Hostetter told the crowd to prepare for "war tomorrow" against "vipers" in Congress who refused to nullify President Joe Biden's win. Taylor said, "We will not return to our peaceful way of life until this election...
    Louisville authorities are reportedly seeking to fire the officer who sought the no-knock search warrant of Breonna Taylor's apartment the night she was killed.  According to the Courier-Journal detective Joshua Jaynes received a pretermination letter Tuesday. The letter came from interim Chief Yvette Gentry after a Professional Standards Unit investigation found he had violated department procedures for preparation for a search warrant execution.  Louisville authorities are reportedly seeking to fire the officer who sought the no-knock search warrant of Breonna Taylor's apartment the night she was killed
    GARY, Ind. (WLS) -- A murder suspect who escaped from a prisoner van Monday in Gary remains on the loose for a second day.Leon Taylor, 22, reportedly escaped from a transport van about 3 p.m. at a McDonalds around 35th and Grant streets in Gary while being extradited from Texas, the Lake County sheriff's office said.An agent from REDI Transports of Wisconsin was supposed to drive Taylor to the jail, but said he stopped to get something to eat. He said he briefly opened up the back window of the car, which is when Taylor somehow climbed out the window and ran off.Police said Taylor was wearing a belly chain, handcuffs and a leg brace when he got away. He suspected of shooting and killing 52-year-ol Daniel Nitzche in East Chicago.Police say in November, Taylor robbed the husband and father, then shot him in the 700-block of West 150th Street.Taylor has a long rap sheeting, and has been charged in more than a half a dozen armed robberies, according to court documents. He is known to visit Gary, East Chicago...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A murder suspect remains on the loose. One who escaped from custody after jumping out a car window at a Gary, Indiana McDonald’s. CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross found out more about how he did it and his criminal background. Law enforcement officials continue to search for the man. Text warnings were sent out after an accused murderer was transported from Texas to northwest Indiana and got out of the window of transport vehicle at a a Gary, Indiana McDonald’s. Published reports said he asked the driver to open the widow so he could spit. Despite officials saying he had a belly chain restraint, handcuffs and a leg brace on, 22-year-old Leon Taylor vanished from law enforcement’s sight. A woman and her husband asked not to have their faces shown on camera. Both learned that the man police are looking for is accused of the killing behind their home back on November 19. “It happened around 11:00 in the morning,” said the woman. “He (the victim) was shot and passed away at the hospital.” Taylor has a history of...
    Loading the player... Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed Breonna’s Law on Monday which will ban police from using no-knock search warrants in the state. The law is named after Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old EMT who was shot and killed by Louisville, Kentucky police on March 13 after they executed a botched no-knock raid, NBC 12 reports. The measure was passed after a special session in Virginia’s legislature and co-sponsored by Senator Mamie Lockat and Del. Lashrecse D. Aird, D-Petersburg. Read More: Kentucky council denies Breonna Taylor mother’s request for special prosecutor Breonna Taylor, 26, was killed by Louisville police on March 13. (Photo: Family of Breonna Taylor) Formally known as House Bill 5099, it will prohibit police from bursting into a home or business to conduct a search without announcing their presence first. The final vote was 56-41 in the House, USA Today reports. Northam was joined by members of Taylor’s family, civil rights attorney Ben Crump and Senator Lockat at the signing which was streamed on Facebook. The governor noted that the family did not want “notoriety”...
    The search for a Michigan teenager who’s been missing for over two weeks after seemingly vanishing from her bedroom while her family slept continued on Monday. Gloria Alvarado, 15, was last seen by her mother around 9 p.m. on Nov. 1 at their family home in the city of Taylor, about 18 miles outside of Detroit. When her mother came into her bedroom to wake her for school the next morning, she was gone. SUZANNE MORPHEW CASE: COLORADO AUTHORITIES RENEW CALL FOR INFO ON MISSING MOM 6 MONTHS AFTER DISAPPEARANCE  Tina Alvarado told Fox 2 Detroit her daughter’s phone was laying on the bed, the curtain was hanging off the window, which was wide open. Its screen had been cut. Police obtained a 14-second video from a surveillance camera across the street that showed a car pull up in front of Alvarado’s home on Filmore Street around 1 a.m. on Nov 2. A man can be seen getting out of the car before the clip ends.  MICHIGAN COP ON LEAVE AFTER ARREST VIDEO GOES VIRAL SHOWING ASSAULT SUSPECT CRYING OUT, 'I...
    The search is intensifying for a teenager who has been missing from her Taylor, Michigan home for almost two weeks now. Fifteen-year-old Gloria Alvarado went to sleep in her room on the night of Sunday, November 1. When her mom went to wake her up for school the next day, however, Alvarado was no longer there. Additionally, the window screen in her room was cut and her cell phone was left behind, immediately raising concern. 'Where ever she is I hope she is ok,' Tina Alvarado, Gloria's mother, told FOX 2. 'I just want my baby back and I want her to call me.' Gloria Alvarado, 15, disappeared from her home in the early hours of Monday, November 2 The 15-year-old does not have her cell phone and the screen window of her bedroom was cut Police were able to acquire a 14-second video from a neighbor from the night Gloria went missing Gloria is reportedly a straight-A student who has rarely left home since the onset of the pandemic. Police were able to acquire a 14-second...
    One of the officers who opened fire during the police raid in which Breonna Taylor was fatally shot is suing her boyfriend for alleged assault, battery and emotional distress on the night she was killed.  Louisville Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly said that boyfriend Kenneth Walker, 26, fired a shot that hit Mattingly in the leg after officers had entered the home on a 'no-knock' search warrant as part of a drugs investigation.  Mattingly, a 20-year veteran of the force, was the only officer wounded in the incident, and Taylor's boyfriend claimed he thought the officers were burglars.  Officers then returned fire, shooting into the apartment 32 times and killing 26-year-old Breonna in a hail of bullets.  Louisville Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly (pictured) is suing Breonna Taylor's boyfriend for alleged assault and emotional distress Kenneth Walker and Breonna Taylor pictured above. Walker fired a shot that hit Mattingly in the leg after the  officers had broken into the home on a no-knock search warrant Walker has maintained Mattingly and the cops who fired at his girlfriend are the ones to blame In previous...
    Madison Summers October 21, 2020 0 Comments A Louisville police officer involved in the search warrant that led to the death of Breonna Taylor says the shooting “had nothing to do with race.” Jonathan Mattingly, the Louisville Metro Police sergeant who was involved in the search warrant at Breonna Taylor’s apartment, exclusively told The Courier Journal and ABC News on Tuesday, “This had nothing to do with race. Nothing at all,” USA Today reports. Mattingly, who was shot during the same March attempted drug raid, shared that he felt “mostly frustration” when watching the protests following the death of Taylor “because there was so much misinformation out.” “This is not relatable to George Floyd. This is nothing like that,” he added. “It’s not Ahmaud Arbery. It’s nothing like it. These are two totally different types of incidences.” He declared, “It’s not a race thing like people wanna try to make it to be. It’s not.” Mattingly continued: “This is a point where we were doing our job. We returned fire. This is not us going hunting somebody down. This is...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Chea Woolfolk searched the crowd until she found the face of the woman she'd come to regard as a second mother. And then she watched the tears roll down Rose Henderson's cheeks.Looking into Mama Rose's eyes, Woolfolk could see that her heart was breaking.This formidable woman looked off balance, like she might topple. Mama Rose has been the matriarch of "Injustice Square," a block downtown that protesters, many of them Black women, have occupied for 120 days.They have been tear gassed by police together, arrested, threatened online, shot with pepper bullets. They lost jobs and friends and homes to show up every day because they had hope: that there would be justice for Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old emergency medical technician shot and killed by police when they burst into her house in the middle of the night in a botched raid. And that in that justice America would signal that their lives and the lives of other Black women have value.RELATED: Officer Brett Hankison indicted, not for Breonna Taylor's deathEMBED More News Videos A Kentucky grand jury...
    By CLAIRE GALOFARO and AARON MORRISON, Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chea Woolfolk searched the crowd until she found the face of the woman she’d come to regard as a second mother. And then she watched the tears roll down Rose Henderson’s cheeks. Looking into Mama Rose’s eyes, Woolfolk could see that her heart was breaking. This formidable woman looked off balance, like she might topple. Mama Rose has been the matriarch of “Injustice Square,” a block downtown that protesters, many of them Black women, have occupied for 120 days. They have been tear gassed by police together, arrested, threatened online, shot with pepper bullets. They lost jobs and friends and homes to show up every day because they had hope: that there would be justice for Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old emergency medical technician shot and killed by police when they burst into her house in the middle of the night in a botched raid. And that in that justice America would signal that their lives and the lives of other Black women have value. Now they were standing...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chea Woolfolk searched the crowd until she found the face of the woman she’d come to regard as a second mother. And then she watched the tears roll down Rose Henderson’s cheeks. Looking into Mama Rose’s eyes, Woolfolk could see that her heart was breaking. This formidable woman looked off balance, like she might topple. Mama Rose has been the matriarch of “Injustice Square,” a block downtown that protesters, many of them Black women, have occupied for 120 days. They have been tear gassed by police together, arrested, threatened online, shot with pepper bullets. They lost jobs and friends and homes to show up every day because they had hope: that there would be justice for Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old emergency medical technician shot and killed by police when they burst into her house in the middle of the night in a botched raid. And that in that justice America would signal that their lives and the lives of other Black women have value. Now they were standing in the square, listening together as the Commonwealth...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chea Woolfolk searched the crowd until she found the face of the woman she’d come to regard as a second mother. And then she watched the tears roll down Rose Henderson’s cheeks. Looking into Mama Rose’s eyes, Woolfolk could see that her heart was breaking. This formidable woman looked off balance, like she might topple. Mama Rose has been the matriarch of “Injustice Square,” a block downtown that protesters, many of them Black women, have occupied for 120 days. They have been tear gassed by police together, arrested, threatened online, shot with pepper bullets. They lost jobs and friends and homes to show up every day because they had hope: that there would be justice for Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old emergency medical technician shot and killed by police when they burst into her house in the middle of the night in a botched raid. And that in that justice America would signal that their lives and the lives of other Black women have value. Now they were standing in the square, listening together...
    CHICAGO — No-knock search warrants, a controversial policing tool that has fallen under increased scrutiny following Breonna Taylor’s killing, are legal in Chicago and can be issued at a judge’s discretion. Leaders in other cities across the country — from Louisville, Kentucky, where Taylor was killed, to Memphis and Indianapolis — have banned no-knock warrants in the wake of Taylor’s death. But so far, Chicago leaders have not taken the same action. Asked whether Mayor Lori Lightfoot is considering banning the controversial warrants, Lightfoot’s office didn’t directly answer the question, saying the practice “should be extremely rare and only used under exigent circumstances.” The Mayor’s Office added the warrants “are very rarely utilized in Chicago and only permitted under strict department guidelines for the most serious and dangerous case.” No-knock search warrants allow officers to enter a home without having to announce their presence or their grounds for entering. Illinois law allows judges to issue such warrants if officers believe a person would use a weapon or if there is “imminent danger that evidence will be destroyed.” But criminal justice advocates...
    The Louisville cops involved in Breonna Taylor's fatal shooting can still face criminal charges despite a grand jury's decision to indict only one officer on Wednesday.  The FBI said it is continuing its investigation into the 26-year-old EMT's death, separate to the probe carried out by the Kentucky Attorney General's office.  Federal officers from the Louisville Field office as well as the bureau's Civil Rights Division will determine whether cops violated federal law during the March 13 incident.  'As we have indicated, our investigation is focusing on all aspects of Breonna Taylor's death,' an FBI spokesperson said in a statement following the grand jury's decision.  'Once our investigation is concluded, we will provide the collected facts to the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division to determine if federal criminal charges are warranted.'  The federal investigation is one of at least five inquiries into Taylor's shooting that have been launched on a civil, federal and local level, since her death. The Louisville cops involved in Breonna Taylor's fatal shooting can still face criminal charges despite a grand jury's decision...
    The Louisville police officer who obtained the 'no-knock' search warrant that led cops to Breonna Taylor's home could be the next to potentially face charges as the police department and FBI launches an investigation into the case.   LMPD Detective Joshua Jaynes was identified as the officer who had requested a search warrant to Taylor's apartment hours before her death on March 12, in pursuit of her ex-boyfriend and drug suspect Jamarcus Glover.  Cops later carried out the raid in the early hours of March 13, bursting through the door and killing the 26-year-old EMT in a hail of bullets as she stood alongside her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker.  Meanwhile Glover, who was the intended target of the warrant, had already been taken into custody around the same time of the operation, ten miles away.  LMPD Detective Joshua Jaynes (left) requested a search warrant to Taylor's apartment hours before her death on March 12, in pursuit of her ex-boyfriend and drug suspect Jamarcus Glover (right). Glover was already in custody by the time Louisville officers killed Taylor in a hail of bullets...
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